Jessica Mendoza’s signed scorecard from the AL wild-card game on Tuesday will be featured at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Mendoza, 34, made history Tuesday as the first woman to broadcast a nationally televised postseason MLB game.
“Women have played such influential roles in baseball history from the earliest days through today,” Brad Horn, Baseball Hall of Fame vice president of communications and education, told SI Now on Wednesday. “Her achievement and accomplishment last night reminds everyone...that women are entirely influential and a part of, and very important to, the fabric of American culture.”
Mendoza, a two-time Olympic medalist, became the first woman in the booth for an ESPN MLB broadcast in August when she served as an analyst during a matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals.
The four-time All-America softball player at Stanford from 1999 to 2002 subsequently became a mainstay in ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball booth in September, after replacing Curt Schilling during his suspension.
- Kayla Lombardo