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MLB Helps Women Break New Ground with ‘Take the Field’ Program

Contrary to conventional wisdom that guided the decisionmaking within Major League Baseball for roughly 145 years, there is no such thing as a gender-specific skill that enables someone to be able to spot a snappy 12-6 curveball, understand the modern-day science of hitting, or be able to scout out the next generation of talent.

But, traditionally, jobs in baseball involving those tasks have almost exclusively been assigned to men. That’s slowly changing, due in part to an open-mindedness among executives that didn't exist even a decade ago, and also because MLB has taken

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