Mike Wallace’s trip to Duluth

Famed CBS newsman Mike Wallace made at least one reporting trip to Duluth during his long career in journalism — in 1998, to interview Duluth-Superior Dukes pitcher Ila Borders.

Borders joined the Dukes midway through the 1997 season as a relief pitcher. But her fame reached new heights in July 1998, when she became one of the first women to start a men’s professional baseball game.

Wallace journeyed to Duluth later that summer to interview Borders, and other members of the Dukes, for a “60 Minutes” segment. Read more about it – and see photos – at this previous Attic post.

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