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This past week, we celebrated former MLB great Jackie Robinson.
Robinson opened the door for players of all races to play in the MLB. Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle believes another barrier will soon be broken in America's pastime.
Coach Hurdle thinks that the next big step is the addition of women to Major League Baseball.
"I still believe firmly there is going to be a day where there is a female player in the big leagues. I got that. Where it goes, I don't know. I don't believe I'll be in the dugout to see it," said coach Hurdle.
His thought process isn't too far off. It wasn't too long ago when Mo'Ne Davis dominated the Little League World Series. Sarah Hudek, who pitched for the U.S. in the Pan Am Games last summer, earned her first win as a reliever in college baseball two months ago.

Do you see an increase in the amount of women involved in the MLB in the next decade?

There are going to be a lot of complications that follow like locker room logistics, etc. but if she can prove to be a good baseball player, I don't see why not!
It used to be my dream to be a major league baseball player!
@tessstevens I look forward to the day that women break into baseball, exciting times ahead!
Jackie Mitchell did it in 1931 (and struck out Babe Ruth) and she wasn't even the first woman to compete against men, so I'd say we've been waiting long enough!
It's bound to happen someday.
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