Dads encouraged to bring daughters to Padres game to watch postgame ‘Pitch’ together

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SAN DIEGO – A woman takes the mound for the first time in Major League Baseball Thursday night.

We're talking about the new TV show "Pitch."

"Pitch""Pitch" tells the story of the first woman to become pitcher in the majors -- and she's playing for the San Diego Padres.

The Padres will also show a special advance screening of the first episode of "Pitch" Wednesday night on the video board at Petco Park. It'll start after their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  They're encouraging fans to bring their families, and especially daughters, to take in the new show.

The friars helped consult on the show to make it as authentic as possible and they filmed several scenes at Petco Park and also used Padres fans as extras.

No woman has ever pitched in the major leagues, but this show makes one think of the possibilities.

Kylie Bunbury plays Ginny Baker, a pitcher who breaks into the major leagues.

"I don't think it's far-fetched at all,” said Bunbury. "I think it's only a matter of time before we see a woman on the mound.”

On Thursday -- a TV show featuring Petco Park -- makes its debut on FOX 5 at 9 p.m.

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