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Sunday, January 09, 2022

Genevieve Beacom becomes first woman to play professional baseball in Australia

Genevieve Beacom made history with the Melbourne Aces on Saturday. With her appearance against the Adelaide Giants, Beacom became the first woman to play professional baseball in Australia.

Beacom, 17, entered the contest with the Aces trailing by four in the sixth inning. The leadoff hitter reached base against Beacom, but she managed two groundouts against the next two batters. A walk put another runner on base, but Beacom erased the threat with a flyout to end the scoreless inning.

Just like that, Beacom has a 0.00 ERA in the Australian Baseball League. Despite Beacom’s promising debut, the Aces lost the contest 7-1.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 09, 2022 at 09:32 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John Northey Posted: January 10, 2022 at 10:10 AM (#6060405)
Love it. I miss the days when I'd be checking minor league box scores for Ila Borders. The first woman to get a W as a pitcher in pro ball.
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 10, 2022 at 10:15 AM (#6060407)
Wait, I thought the ABL season had been cancelled...?
   3. kubiwan Posted: January 10, 2022 at 10:27 AM (#6060410)
Wait, I thought the ABL season had been cancelled

If I read this article from the Aces official site correctly, it seems to be some sort of one-off series
   4. . . . . . . Posted: January 10, 2022 at 10:59 AM (#6060418)
I know I'm supposed to be really impressed, but her fastball has a hump in it. We saw lefty junkballers like that in high school - 80mph FB, big ol curve - and I bet there are even more of them in D-III. I am whelmed.
   5. Adam Starblind Posted: January 10, 2022 at 12:36 PM (#6060436)
Just 17. Obviously girls stop growing before boys, but I’d think she has a chance to improve her velocity — or learn a knuckler.
   6. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 10, 2022 at 12:40 PM (#6060437)
her fastball has a hump in it

I'll be in my bunk.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 10, 2022 at 12:41 PM (#6060438)
Just 17.
I know what you mean.
   8. Tony S Posted: January 10, 2022 at 05:31 PM (#6060491)
But the way she pitched was way beyond compare.
   9. . . . . . . Posted: January 10, 2022 at 06:08 PM (#6060502)
So how could I swing at another?
When I saw her curveball there.

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