Mamie “Peanut” Johnson was one of three women, and the first female pitcher, to play in the Negro Leagues. Pictured here on June 05, 2008, Johnson and other living players from the Negro League Era were drafted by major league franchises prior to the 2008 MLB First Year Draft. Johnson was selected by the Washington Nationals.

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson was one of three women, and the first female pitcher, to play in the Negro Leagues. Pictured here on June 05, 2008, Johnson and other living players from the Negro League Era were drafted by major league franchises prior to the 2008 MLB First Year Draft. Johnson was selected by the Washington Nationals.

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Remembering Washingtonians We Lost In 2017 (Rebroadcast)

From the first woman pitcher in the Negro Leagues to a beloved TV broadcaster, Washingtonians have mourned the loss of many of our friends, family members and neighbors in 2017.

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