Alison Gordon, the first woman baseball beat writer, dies at 72

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When she started covering the Toronto Blue Jays in 1979, Alison Gordon became the first woman beat writer in Major League Baseball. She also was the first woman admitted into the Baseball Writers Association of America. Sadly, she died yesterday at the age of 72.

Go read the Toronto Star’s obituary of Gordon and learn about the life and career of a true pioneer.