In the spring of 1950, 13-year-old Kay Johnston spent her afternoons playing baseball on the neighborhood sandlot in Corning, New York. Kay wanted nothing more than to play Little League baseball. But at that time, it was unthinkable for girls to play on an official team.


At StoryCorps, Kay sat down with her husband, Cy Massar, to remember what she did next.


Top and middle photos: Kay “Tubby” Johnston in her King’s Dairy Little League team uniform in 1950. Courtesy of Kay Johnston Massar.
Bottom photo: Cy Massar and Kay Johnston Massar at their StoryCorps interview in San Francisco.

Originally aired March 30, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.