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Female analyst calls nationally televised MLB game for first time in history

History was made on Sunday as softball legend Michele Smith became the first female analyst to call a nationally televised Major League Baseball game.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist joined Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz in the booth for the Dodgers-Braves game at Turner Field.

"I think the big thing is it's a great opportunity for me, for a softball athlete, to cross over and call an MLB game," Smith said. "Also, just as being a female broadcaster, I'm very proud of the fact that I think I'm probably the first female broadcaster to be in the booth to call an MLB game with two, obviously, talented broadcasters."

Forty years after Title IX was signed, Sunday marked another major breakthrough for women in sports.

--Whitney Holtzman /