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Life well lived: Pioneering pitcher Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson dies at 82

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson joined the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro Leagues in 1953 and was soon added to the team’s pitching rotation, where she proved to be a remarkable player. After baseball, she spent 30 years as a nurse. She was honored at the White House by President Clinton in 1999. Johnson died this week at the age of 82.

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