A television drama about the first woman to play in Major League Baseball.
“Major League Baseball has enthusiastically signed on to the project, providing what its executives describe as unprecedented access to a running TV show. …There are plenty of hurdles that “Pitch” has to jump. Once the novelty of its attention-grabbing gimmick wears off, how will it keep an audience? For a show that its creators have described as inspirational and feel-good, how will it handle some unsavory parts of the game and a culture that can be insular and sexist? (Not to mention, how will M.L.B. feel about the show’s confronting those issues?) And how will it cater to the hard-core baseball fan expecting authenticity while still appealing to women, whom Fox is depending on for much of its viewership?” — New York Times
Groups working on gender equality – especially those focusing on Title IX and equitable funding for women’s sports programs – should keep an eye on this series for opportunities to emphasize the importance of supporting female athletes. Follow live-tweets from the show using #Pitch and @PitchonFOX