Women in early baseball.
Women were playing right along with men in the early beginnings of baseball. Edith Houghton was born in Philadelphia P.A. in 1912 . she spent her very early years as a mascot for the Philadelphia police team.
She was a very small person and her nick-name was peanut. She was scouted by the Philadelphia bobbies in 1922. Some of the baseball lovers can guess the team was named after the hairstyle. She was just 10 years old when she played short-stop from1912-1913. Edith went on to play for several teams including the waves during world war 2. She moved to Florida