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Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0 with Davis pitching a two-hitter. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis celebrates after getting the final out of a 4-0 shutout against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Tennessee's Robert Hassell III during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0 with Davis pitching a complete game two-hit shutout. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'Ne Davis follows through on a throw prior to facing the District of Columbia in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn., Davis and New Jersey's Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girls’ team may have to knock off the other’s team. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, with her bats and glove jammed in her back pack, New Jersey first baseman Kayla Roncin, of Toms River, N.J., is greeted by family and friends after beating Delaware 11-10 in a baseball game at the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Roncin and Pennsylvania's Mo’Ne Davis are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girls’ team may have to knock off the other’s team. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'Ne Davis, right, stares back at District of Columbia pitcher Max DeLorme as she takes a lead off third base during a baseball game in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Davis and New Jersey's Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, New Jersey's Kayla Roncin, of Toms River, N.J., is greeted by Delaware players during team introductions prior to their baseball game in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn.Roncin and Pennsylvania's Mo’Ne Davis are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'Ne Davis steps on first as she beats the throw on a single against the District of Columbia during a baseball game in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Davis and New Jersey's Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, New Jersey's Kayla Roncin, of Toms River, N.J., right, congratulates teammate Christian Wood (34) on his home run against Delaware in a baseball game at the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Roncin and Pennsylvania's Mo’Ne Davis are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girls’ team may have to knock off the other’s team. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'Ne Davis flips baseballs to a teammate prior to facing the District of Columbia in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Davis and New Jersey's Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Aug. 6, 2014 photo, New Jersey's Kayla Roncin, of Toms River, N.J., prepares to step into the batter's box while facing Delaware in a baseball game at the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn.Roncin and Pennsylvania's Mo’Ne Davis are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Aug. 6, 2014 photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'Ne Davis, center, stands with teammates Joe Richardson (24) and Erik Lipson (6) prior to facing the District of Columbia in a baseball game in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Davis and New Jersey's Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis follows through on a single against the District of Columbia during a baseball game in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Two girls will be competing at the same time for just the third time in the Little League World Series’ 68-year history. But unlike many of the 16 girls that have preceded them, there’s a future for Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis and Canada’s Emma March to pitch beyond the fields of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Tennessee's Robert Hassell III during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0 with Davis pitching a complete game two-hit shutout. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis (3) gets the ball back from third baseman Jack Rice (2) during the fifth inning of a 4-0 shutout against Tennessee during a baseball game in U.S. pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pennsylvania won 4-0 with Davis pitching a complete game two-hit shutout. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - More than six decades after Kathryn "Tubby" Johnston Massar cut off her braids, tucked her hair under her cap and became the first girl to play Little League baseball, she's delighted to see two in this year's Little League World Series.

"It's truly amazing. I'm very happy to see girls playing," said Massar, 78, of Yuba City, California.

Canada's Emma March and Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis will become the 17th and 18th girls to play in the tournament Friday when they take the field. It will be only the third time in the series' 68-year history that two girls are playing in the same series.

Massar is slated to throw out the first pitch at one of Monday's Little League World Series games.

She believes more girls will start to play in Little League and beyond, and that eventually there will be a woman in Major League Baseball.

Massar played in 1950, leading to a rule barring girls from playing. That rule was overturned in 1974.

The self-described "trailblazer" said she celebrates her role in history.

"It's something I'm proud of," she said. "Why not play baseball with the boys?"

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