Famous Speech Friday: Jessica Mendoza calls major league baseball playoff
The Eloquent Woman
OCTOBER 16, 2015
It's 2015, and a first has just occurred: Olympic softball medalist and sports announcer Jessica Mendoza called a nationally televised Major League Baseball (MLB) playoff game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. The ability to speak extemporaneously and with authority requires that knowledge base. Calling a game, at this level or almost any other, has almost exclusively been the province of men.