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Women In Sports Media: Betty Caywood

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Betty Caywood is an American sportscaster. She was one of the first female Major League Baseball broadcasters, providing color commentary on radio and television broadcasts for the Kansas City Athletics in September , 1964. Caywood previously worked as a weather reporter on a Chicago television station. On September 16, 1964, Caywood was hired by Athletics' owner Charles Finley to provide a female perspective on the games.  Caywood provided color commentary while Monte Moore and George Bryson provided the play-by-play. She did not return to the broadcasts in 1965.