Back in May 2014, I talked to Kay “Tubby” Johnston, who became, in 1950, the first girl to play Little League baseball
“I simply wanted to play the game that I loved,” she told me.
She played just that one summer. She was good, but when the season ended, she became the namesake of Little League’s national “Tubby Rule” which read in full:
“Girls Are Not Eligible Under Any Conditions.”