"Connie Morgan, 1955. Recruited at age 19. 3rd of 3 women in the Negro Baseball League. Played for the Indianapolis Clowns 1954-1955 and the North Philadelphia Honey Drippers, an all female team. Morgan had a career batting average of .368, ironically the record is held by Ty Cobb at .366."
The purpose of this drill is to improve reaction time and thinking at the plate. Paint several softballs with different bright colors, and place them in a bucket behind the mound. Have someone place one of the balls in the pitcher's glove without letting the batter see the color. The pitcher then calls out a color before pitching the ball. The batter can only swing if the ball matches the color the pitcher called out (and if the pitch is in the strike zone).
Marcenia Lyle Alberga aka Toni Stone, 1954. 1st of 3 women to play in Negro League Baseball with a .243 batting average. Teams: San Francisco Lions 1949, Black Pelicans 1949, New Orleans Creoles 1949-1952, Indianapolis Clowns 1953 (Hank Aaron played for this team in 1952), and the Kansas City Monarchs 1953-1954. She retired at the end of the 1954 season to care for her husband.