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In Fox's "Pitch" Gender Essentialism Stars Alongside Every Sports Cliché in the Book

Ann-Derrick Gaillot Kylie Bunbury stars as Ginny Baker In 2014, Mo’ne Davis commanded the country’s attention by being the first girl to pitch a shutout game and win the Little League World Series. Her undeniable talent brought wider attention to baseball’s gender divisions, and her story became an inspiration to young sports fans everywhere. Fox’s new primetime drama Pitch, which was influenced but not directly based on Davis’s story, imagines what it would look like for a woman to take the major leagues by storm for the first time in history.
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