This day in baseball: Little League girls

On November 7, 1973, Sylvia Pressler, a hearing examiner for the New Jersey Civil Rights Division, made a ruling that ultimately resulted in the admittance of girls into Little League Baseball, making the Garden State the first to allow girls to play on Little League teams.  Prior to the decision, regulations had prohibited girls from participating with boys in the program.

Sylvia Pressler

Sylvia Pressler (Associated Press)