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From Softball to a Career in Baseball

Yahoo Sports shared an article by Justin Barrasso, Sports Illustrated, about Jessica Mendoza a former softball star who was a four-time First Team All-American outfielder for the Stanford Cardinals.  Jessica was also a member of the US women’s national softball team from 2004 to 2010.  In the 2004 Athens Olympics, she won a gold medal followed by a silver in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  Jessica’s work with baseball amplified with her broadcasting job with ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

The most recent news-breaking story is that “Jessica Ofelia Mendoza has accepted a position within the New York Mets organization this past offseason, reporting directly to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen as a baseball operations advisor. In doing so, Mendoza once again raises the standard for women in baseball.”

“I’ve understood from the beginning that I would be representing a lot of girls and women,” said Mendoza. “There is nothing more I want to do than impact girls.”  Not only that, “In addition to calling games for ESPN, Mendoza’s position with the Mets will allow her to highlight that baseball is a business where success is determined by results instead of gender.”

For more details:  ‘This Is Bigger Than Me:’ Jessica Mendoza Embraces Role as Trailblazer in MLB

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