Pitch, a Fox TV series about MLB’s first female player
The story of Ginny Baker is one of the only released MLB based TV series. CBS originally tried to launch a series based off of A League of Their Own back in 1993. In most cases, the sport has had more film stories than televised series.
Pitch fits the role of a groundbreaking series focused on the narrative of an evolving athlete challenged by a world dominated by men. Kylie Bunbury’s, Ginny Baker takes on the role of the series protagonist with confidence, physical strength and emotional capabilities of a star MLB player.
While those characteristics are quickly established they are just as soon challenged. Ginny humanizes the aura of sports stars without losing the bad-ass qualities required in the character’s role.
The series has plenty of drama and isn’t solely focused on the baseball stats, MLB and team politics. It takes the audience into the clubhouse tension Ginny faces with her fellow teammates where social change is underfoot.
Added on top, Ginny faces family drama that adds to her professional challenges and performance. The show is supported with a diverse cast that emphasizes what goes into the thoughts of athletes under pressure from fans, the pressure to perform and the grueling grit required to succeed in a changing sports world.
Overall, time will tell if writing flops the series or if the fan base is large enough to keep strong ratings. If you haven’t caught the first season, you can visit all the episodes on Fox’s website. www.fox.com/pitch/article/about-the-show