Melissa Mayeux First Women Signed To MLB International Registration List

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Photo Courtesy of: m.mlb.com

Women by the name of Melissa Mayeux made Major League Baseball history by being the first women to be signed to the MLB’s international registration list on June . Melissa is a 16 year old girl from France who plays on the U-18 French team.

“Melissa Mayeux, the 16-year-old French shortstop who on Sunday became the first female player to be added to Major League Baseball’s international registration list , is unlikely to be the first woman to play in the majors. That is because the word “unlikely” has to be applied to just about any 16-year-old, regardless of gender, when it comes to making it to the top level of baseball. Don’t get caught thinking that Mayeux’s inclusion is a publicity stunt, though, not when she plays for France’s U-18 national team. Her skills are evident,” reported SportingNews.com.

“I would like to play baseball in France until I am 18 years old,” stated Mayeux, “and then have the ability to leave for university or another opportunity abroad. I’d like to stay in baseball as long as possible,” as a further testament to her athleticism, she is a member of France’s senior  national softball team and often and adeptly facing overhand baseball pitchers and underhand softball pitchers, reported m.mlb.com.”

“Earlier this summer, Melissa Mayeux made international headlines when she became the first woman to be added to MLB’s international registration list. The 16-year-old is a shortstop on France’s U18 junior national team, and MLB’s director of international game development, Mike McClellan,, who has been watching her play for the past two years, called her “fearless” and a “legitimate shortstop who makes all the plays,” reported ESPN.