02/11/1996 Woman who brokes the gender barrier in baseball dies
Negro Leagues Included Women Baseball Players
Toni Stone, born as Marcenia Lyle Stone, was the first of three women to play professional baseball as a part of the Negro League. Stone was the first female player in the Negro Leagues, and she was not met with open arms. Toni died 75 years old at a nursing home in Alameda, California.
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