Fox Gets MLB Involved on Female Baseball Drama Pitch

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Fox gets MLB involved on female baseball drama Pitch

Major League Baseball, which already has a deal with Fox to air real games, will be part of the network’s fictional games, too. On the drama pilot Pitch, Ginny, the first female pitcher in professional baseball (played by Kylie Bunbury), will pitch for the San Diego Padres, with filming set for the Padres' home at Petco Park. The league will also lend their “expertise” in ensuring Pitch’s accuracy.


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