Meet the Nation’s First Travel Girls Baseball Team | NBC Nightly News


WEEKEND’S TOURNAMENT AHEAD OF SIX OTHER TEAMS, BUT TO THEM, IT WAS NO BIG DEAL. IT’S JUST WHAT THEY DO. NBC’S TAMMIE LIGHTNER WAS THERE.>>Reporter: WHETHER BATTING, CATCHING, OR SCORING A RUN, THESE ATHLETES ARE SOME OF THE BEST YOUTH BASEBALL PLAYERS IN THE NATION. AND THEY ARE ALL GIRLS.>>I PLAY BASEBALL BECAUSE IT’S MORE CHALLENGING THAN OTHER SPORTS.>>Reporter: MEET THE ONLY GIRLS TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAM. THEY DON’T PLAY AGAINST OTHER GIRLS, THEY PLAYBOYS. YOU PLAYED GIRLS IN THE PAST, AND WHAT’S THAT LIKE?>>NO OFFENSE, BUT IT’S NOT REALLY CHALLENGING. I LIKE PLAYING BOYS BECAUSE IT’S CHALLENGING. IT PROVES A POINT.>>Reporter: MADDIE’S DAD ROBERT STARTED GIRLS TRAVEL BASEBALL, GTB, JUST UNDER TWO YEARS AGO. HE SAYS MADDIE WAS OUT PLAYING MANY MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, BUT WASN’T GETTING THE SAME COACHING AS THE BOYS.>>ONE OF THE COACHES WHERE MADDIE WAS GOING TO GO TO SCHOOL CAME UP TO ME AND SAID THERE’LL NEVER BE A GIRL STEP ON THE FIELD AND PLAY BASEBALL.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE SKEPTICS, IT’S GROWN FROM EIGHT TO ABOUT 100 FROM THE U.S. AND CANADA. COMPETING IN TOURNAMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY. WHAT’S IT LIKE COMPETING AGAINST BOYS?>>UM, IT’S COMPETITION, I MEAN, THEY CAN BE TOUGH SOMETIMES, BUT WE DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.>>Reporter: BUT NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO PLAY BALL WITH GIRLS. PLENTY OF BOYS TEAMS HAVE BACKED OUT AFTER FINDING OUT WHO THEIR OPPONENTS WERE.>>SOME OF THE JOKES STARTED, IF WE LOSE TO A GIRL’S TEAM, YOU’RE GOING TO BE RUNNING LAPS.>>Reporter: TURNS OUT THE GIRLS WON BEATING NOT ONE, BUT TWO BOYS TEAMS.>>I TRY TO TELL PEOPLE, SHE’S A BASEBALL PLAYER. SHE JUST HAPPENS TO BE A GIRL.>>Reporter: WHAT WOULD YOUR ADVICE BE TO YOUNG GIRLS WHO TO PLAY BASEBALL.>>WHEN IT GETS TOUGH, DON’T, DON’T STOP, KEEP GOING. IT WAS TOUGH FOR ME WHEN I WAS LITTLE. THEY KEPT TRYING TO PUSH ME IN SOFTBALL AND I DIDN’T STOP, I KEPT GOING.>>Reporter: THE GIRLS SEE NO LIMITS.>>WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?>>I WANT TO BE A MAJOR LEAGUE

36 thoughts on “Meet the Nation’s First Travel Girls Baseball Team | NBC Nightly News

  1. Idiots. Let's drive a wedge between boys and girls at a young age. It's them and us they are bad we are good. Look at what you are doing here this is disgusting most of these girls will grow up to be single with no children hating men for no reason. Men need women and women need men. You are destroying the foundation of civilization. Liberals are so evil it's disgusting. They are being brainwashed by parents and coaches that boys are their enemy. What do boys have left in this world that shows them to be male. You wonder why the west is falling into decline. Beyond sad

  2. So apparently.. some girls want to be a MLB player.. that's a joke considering that girls were never in MLB except when men for fighting for our country

  3. I've did Pitch Hit & Run events always, I can run and I can hit better, but these girls can do it all………… Go Girls Go Go Go……………Girl Power

  4. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! "I WANNA BE A MAJER LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER" HAHAHAHAHA THAT MADE MY DAY. THE TIME A GIRL GETS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE MLB SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PHYSICALLY HIT A 400 FO0T SHOT OR THROW 90 MPH NO WAY

  5. I had a girl on my travel baseball team.  Plain and simple, she outperformed enough boys to be in my top 12 from tryouts.

  6. In one your vedios you had said about the hypocracy Bollywood Celebrities since 2014 when BJP came power. I think you know that Bollywood is influenced by the Bombay underworld and you know who runs Bombay underworld.

  7. When I was in 4th grade I tryed out for baseball in my school and that year i was the worst player in my team but at the last game I suddenly became a good batter and kinda of a good cashier but mostly a good batter so next year I joined again and i was the only girl in my team I was like why aren't there more girls here playing and the next time I found out there were only to girls that tyres out it was me and another girl and maid the team but she dident want to play baseball and we were so good that a team decided not to play against us because they were scared that we were going to win them I was the only girl that brought girl power to the team ps(we won 4th place that year) but this year our team was horrible instead of a team being scared of us we were scared of them and we won 7th place this year

  8. Baseball is a sport. Sports shouldn’t be divided by gender. Gender is what sexual organs you have. Not your ability to preform.

  9. I won the state baseball tournament as the only girl on my team. I think they should just play with boys instead of making their own team.

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