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Sunday, May 01, 2022

Staten Island FerryHawks’ Kelsie Whitmore first woman to start Atlantic League game

Kelsie Whitmore played left field and batted ninth for the Staten Island FerryHawks on Sunday, becoming the first woman to start a game in the Atlantic League and one of the first to do so in a league connected to Major League Baseball.

The 23-year-old Whitmore cracked manager Edgardo Alfonzo’s lineup for the FerryHawks’ game at the Gastonia Honey Hunters.

Whitmore, a right-handed hitter, went 0-for-2. She struck out in her first at-bat, was hit by a pitch in the second—she hustled toward first base after being struck in the arm by a breaking pitch—and flied out to right in her third time up. She was then pulled for a pinch-hitter in a 10-5 loss.

Flawless in the field, Whitmore caught a couple of flyballs hit in her direction.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 01, 2022 at 10:21 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: May 02, 2022 at 12:41 AM (#6074748)
A brief warmup before she starts for the Reds next week.
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: May 03, 2022 at 06:35 AM (#6074929)
But can she field a bunt? (Granted, that would have to be a heckuva bunt to make it all the way out to left field, but still.)
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: May 03, 2022 at 12:36 PM (#6074962)
she hustled toward first base after being struck in the arm by a breaking pitch

clearly she has a lot to learn before she reaches The Show
   4. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 03, 2022 at 01:08 PM (#6074965)
she hustled toward first base after being struck in the arm by a breaking pitch

Hey look! It's Carly Hustle.
   5. Der-K's tired of these fruits from poisoned trees Posted: May 03, 2022 at 01:16 PM (#6074969)
But can she field a bunt?

probably? she also has pitched in the past...
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: May 03, 2022 at 01:41 PM (#6074973)
probably? she also has pitched in the past...


I think you're missing RMc's reference to Neyer of yore.
   7. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: May 03, 2022 at 02:02 PM (#6074975)

This is pretty cool.

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