FOX Network is making imaginary history this fall. Premiering September 22, “Pitch” tells the story of a little brown girl who grows up to make sports history as the first female to play in major league baseball. Canadian actress Kylie Bunbury (Under the Dome, The Sitter) plays the lead role of Ginny Baker, who is determined to be better than the boys. Will she have the courage, tenacity and skill to keep up in the all-boys club? Guess we’ll have to tune in to find out.
The show co-stars Michael Beach (The 100, The Game), Mo McRae (Empire, Sons of Anarcy) and Corinne Massiah as young Ginny Baker. What’s interesting about this story is how true to life it really is, and how it’s preparing the world for the inevitable. In 2014, Mo’ne Davis was the first girl to win and pitch a shutout game in the Little League World Series and Melissa Mayeux became the first female to be added to the MLB’s international registration list. With all the buzz that these young ladies received, it’s not hard to fathom seeing a female pitcher being the star player of a MLB team.
McRae and Bunbury were at this year’s Essence Fest giving a screening and an Q &A session about the show. Another interesting fact when it comes to this series is the uncommon partnership and support of the MLB, submitting to the usage of their stadiums, likeness and brand. The show films majorly in San Diego where the Padres will be heavily featured.
Will your DVRs be set to watch “Pitch” this fall? Share your thoughts!
Written By: Melody Lanei