Women's History Month celebrates the women who came after Toni Stone - Mamie "Peanut" Johnson and Connie Morgan.
Mamie "Peanut" Johnson was the first female pitcher, to play in the Negro Leagues.
She was signed by the Indianapolis Clowns in 1953 and played until 1955. Over that time, she had a won/loss record of 33-8, and also batted .262.
Johnson was known as "Peanut" due to her height—5 feet, 3 inches.
She is the subject of the book A Strong Right Arm, by Michelle Y. Green (Author) and Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
A Strong Right Arm, by Michelle Y. Greeen (Author) and Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
Connie Morgan became the third woman to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues, replacing Toni Stone on the team and at second base. She had previously played for 5 years with the North Philadelphia Honey Drippers, an all-women baseball team, batting .368
Morgan initiated her signing when she read a newspaper article about women playing for the Clowns, she wrote Syd Pollack directly, and asked for a try-out.
Indianapolis Clowns from 1954 - King Tut, Oscar Charleston and Connie Morgan Morgan played with the Clowns for 2 years.