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The first all-female broadcast team in MLB history calls the game


St. Petersburg, Florida – The story was written at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night.

In a Major League Baseball first, an all-female announcing team called a game as the Tampa Bay Rays faced the Baltimore Orioles.

The YouTube show starred Melanie Newman in play-by-play with Sarah Langs as an analyst. Alanna Rizzo was the on-field reporter, and Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner hosted the pre-game and post-game coverage.

“It was so much fun!” Langs tweeted after the Rays’ 9-3 win.

“Honored to be part of a historic moment, but more than anything, so thrilled to be able to work alongside her colleagues,” she said, congratulating them as “strong, intelligent and inspiring WOMEN and PEOPLE! ”

Newman is the radio announcer for the Orioles, Langs writes for MLB.com and Rizzo, Watney and Gardner are on the air for MLB Network.

“It’s not new, it’s all about normality,” MLB Network tweeted.

“Trailblazers” posted the official MLB Twitter account.

Tennis champion and social justice advocate Billie Jean King celebrated the broadcast by posting on Twitter: “It’s a historic night for the #MLB.”

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