Hoboken Young Democrats

When 11-year old pitcher Maria Pepe joined her Little League squad in 1972, after having tried out and made the team, she did not expect to become a history-making barrier breaker. After playing just three games she was forced to turn in her uniform, as Little League had a rule against girls playing "under any circumstances."

When the New Jersey Superior Court ruled in her favor two years later, Maria was too old to play. But her experience, and the legal decision that resulted paved the way for thousands of girls to play Little League baseball.

We are proud to present - with her permission - a reproduction of Maria's jersey, complete with her #9 on the back, as well as her cap, plus a tee with the team's logo. 

Click to read our blog post and watch our video for more details from this inspiring story.  

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