Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: baseball player and one of three women to play baseball in the Negro Leagues who was rejected at age 17 from trying out for the all-white All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and was recruited in 1953 by the Indianapolis Clowns, the team that featured Hank Aaron before he went on to Major League Baseball, who posted a 33-8 record and a .270 batting average in three seasons as a pitcher with the Clowns, but who attended New York University and earned a nursing degree from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University during the off-seasons, who raised her son and worked in nursing for 30 years when her baseball career ended.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart ailment

 

Born: September 27, 1935

 

Died: December 19, 2017

 

Location: Columbia, South Carolina