First female athlete to score $1M contract signs with Houston team

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The first female athlete to sign a $1M contract in the US is playing for a Houston-based team

An American athlete is making history and it's all happening right here in Houston.

Professional softball player Monica Abbott is the first woman on a United States sports team to sign a seven-figure contract.

The $1 million deal will be spread over the life of a six-year contract with the Houston-based Scrap Yard Dawgs.

Abbott won a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and threw the first perfect game in the history of the Olympics.

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