Jessica Mendoza, the first female baseball color analyst on ESPN, will stay on Sunday Night Baseball for the rest of the season, the network announced Friday.
Mendoza was brought in to replace Curt Schilling in late August after the network suspended him for tweeting a message comparing Muslims to Nazis.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Mendoza shared hopes that she wouldn't always be the only woman calling baseball. "It is hard for me to understand why because I have always believed women can be just as knowledgeable in the booth while also bringing unique insights that allow a viewer to see a different angle to the game," Mendoza said. "I have worked with ex-MLB players [John Kruk and Schilling] in our coverage of the Women's College World Series and have found their insight to be knowledgeable and unique as well. I think the more we challenge ourselves to progress within sport, the more interest it will bring to those who may have been outside of it before."