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Melissa Ludtke, the Woman Who Opened Up Baseball's Clubhouses and Locker Rooms to Women Bearcat

In 1976 Melissa Ludtke was the only woman working as a full-time baseball reporter. She tried to nicely integrate herself into the institution of baseball, but when the commissioner banned her from a stadium for entering the locker room, she wound up the plaintiff in a discrimination suit that opened up the sport to women reporters forever.

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In 1976 Melissa Ludtke was the only woman working as a full-time baseball reporter. She tried to nicely integrate herself into the institution of baseball, but when the commissioner banned her from a stadium for entering the locker room, she wound up the plaintiff in a discrimination suit that opened up the sport to women reporters forever.

Episode Sponsor: LOLA -- monthly subscription for organic tampons, pads, and more. Save 40% off all subscriptions when you go to mylola.com & use BEARCAT at checkout.

55 min

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