16-year-old French girl may be headed for the MLB

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Badass 16-Year-Old Girl Makes Baseball History

Melissa Mayeux is not your average 16-year-old girl by any means. The French high schooler followed her older brother's athletic footsteps and is a shortstop on France's under-18 junior national baseball team.

Although she didn't intend on making baseball history, last month Mayeux became the first female ever to be placed on the Major League Baseball's international registration list. This means that the she is now eligible to sign a contract with any of the 30 big league baseball teams.

Mayeux told Reuters:



See photos of Mayeux at a recent baseball camp:
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16-year-old French girl may be headed for the MLB
Melissa Mayeux holds the bat as she poses at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The 16-year-old player on the French U-18 junior national team, made history when she became the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by Major League teams. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Melissa Mayeux, center, exercises with boys at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The 16-year-old player on the French U-18 junior national team, made history when she became the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by Major League teams. Mayeux's baseball ambitions started out simple enough: her older brother, Dylan, played and '€œI just wanted to do everything the same.' (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Melissa Mayeux catches a ball at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The 16-year-old player on the French U-18 junior national team, made history when she became the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by Major League teams. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Melissa Mayeux runs a drill at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The 16-year-old player on the French U-18 junior national team, made history when she became the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by Major League teams. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Melissa Mayeux smiles throws a ball at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The 16-year-old player on the French U-18 junior national team, made history when she became the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by Major League teams. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Former baseball player Steve Finley, left, coaches Melissa Mayeux at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 The 16-year-old player on the French U-18 junior national team, made history when she became the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by Major League teams. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Melissa Mayeux smiles as she poses at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The 16-year-old player on the French U-18 junior national team, made history when she became the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by Major League teams. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Former baseball player Steve Finley, left, coaches Melissa Mayeux at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The 16-year-old player on the French U-18 junior national team, made history when she became the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by Major League teams. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Melissa Mayeux listens to a coach at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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