BC-BBO--Puerto Rico-Female Player
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A woman in Puerto Rico is set for the first time to play in an otherwise all-male baseball tournament organized by a popular semi-pro league.
The team manager says Diamilette Quiles will take over at first base in the fifth inning for the Mountaineers of Utuado.
The 33-year-old woman joined the team Thursday just days before the last games of the season in the Superior Double A League. The tournament features 48 teams from around the U.S. territory.
Quiles is one of only a handful of women worldwide to play in an all-male baseball league.