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02/11/1996 Woman who brokes the gender barrier in baseball dies

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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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