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MLB to host its first girls’ baseball tournament

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Major League Baseball is hosting its first girls’ baseball tournament in conjunction with Jackie Robinson Day on April 13-15 in the Los Angeles area.

The girls in the latest edition of the Trailblazer Series will be coached by several of the nation’s top female baseball coaches and players, including Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch, along with those from USA Baseball’s Women’s National Team.

“In memory of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball is committed to making our sport accessible and inclusive for all those who want to play, coach or participate,” Commissioner Robert Manfred said in a statement. “MLB and USA Baseball have listened to the growing demand for girls’ and women’s baseball by launching this unprecedented event. We will be proud to do so on the most meaningful date on our calendar, Jackie Robinson Day, at our Youth Academy in Compton.

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“It is our honor to support trailblazing young women who will be outstanding representatives of their communities.”

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