Bud Selig hopes to see women play Major League Baseball someday
Outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig said he was "captivated" by Mo'ne Davis' performance in the Little League World Series, and added that he hopes to see a female play in the majors during his lifetime, ESPN.com reported Friday night.
"Someday, I hope in my lifetime, there's a woman in the big leagues," Selig said. "I'd be very, very happy."
The 13-year-old Davis was the first female to throw a shutout at the LLWS.
"I wouldn't say 'no' to that. Life is changing," Selig said when asked if he could envision a female MLB player, according to MLB.com. "My mother got me interested in baseball from the time I was 2-3 years old. My daughter ran the Brewers for 10 years. Do I think a woman someday could be able to compete in the big leagues? I wouldn't stand here today and say 'no.'"
- Chris Mascaro