Kurt Streeter - July 19 2009
In a new book, college professor and social critic Jennifer Ring makes a
compelling case against gender bias in baseball.
Read the complete article
Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball
Author: Jennifer Ring
|Girls' International Baseball Academy
ESPN Comes to See Girls Baseball in Action
Hinsdale, MA- July 2, 2010 ESPN will be at the opening game at the Girls' International Baseball Academy. To encourage the development of girls
baseball, Baseball For All, has organized the Girls' International Baseball Academy. The Academy is July 2-5, 2010, at the Dan Duquette Sports
Academy and is for girls ages 10-17. The International Academy includes players and coaches from across the U.S., Canada, Indonesia, and Japan.
|Baseball For All on ESPN Watch E:60 NOW! E:60 Trailer with Geena Davis
Chelsea Baker (see photo in header) has thrown two perfect games in Little League! She throws a knuckle ball that she learned from
Joe Niekro and her story is the feature of E:60.
|Girls Baseball News from Justine Siegal
JULY 2010 - Little League World Series
SEPT 2010 - 13 yr old hits homer!
|FIRST WOMEN'S BASEBALL OUT OF THE PARK HOME RUN!
MARACAY, VENEZUELA – Tamara Holmes became the first USA Baseball Women’s National Team player to hit an out-of-the park home run in
the team’s 21-0 win over South Korea Sunday 8/15/10
in World Cup action. Holmes also became the first player to go yard in consecutive at-bats as the outfielder drove in six runs on two hits, including
belting a grand slam in her second at-bat.
|Australia is looking for players for their season!
Their season runs October to March and they would cover the costs of airfare, housing, and help find housing and a part-time 6 month working visa job
for living expenses and spending money. They play 1 game a week on the weekends. They will want someone that can help teach the game to others and
help build the program. In addition to being an exceptional pitcher, one that can hit and play a position would be ideal. The costs to the player will be the
$250 placement fee paid by his company, a passport if they don't have one, and a work-visa, but some clubs reimburse that expense.
If interested please email:
|FIRST WOMAN TO THROW BATTING PRACTICE TO MLB TEAMS
Siegal Will Throw to the Indians and the A's at Spring Training
Spring Training, Arizona February 21 & 23, 2011 Justine Siegal begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting will become the
first woman to throw batting practice to a Major League team when she throws to the Cleveland Indians (Feb 21st) and the Oakland A's (Feb 23rd)
this Spring Training. To honor the memory of Christina Taylor Green, Siegal will wear Christina's Little League's memorial patch in her honor while
A veteran at throwing batting practice, Siegal is the first woman to coach 1B in men's professional baseball (Brockton Rox, 2009). She spent three
years as the only female college baseball coach in the country (Assistant Coach, Springfield College, 2007-10). As the Founder and Executive Director
of Baseball For All, Siegal is dedicated to providing opportunities for girls and women to get involved in the game of baseball.
|We are saddened to say Alexis T.
Busch was swept overboard in a race
by a series of waves of the Farollon
Islands on Sat. April 14th, she was just
26 years old.
She was a huge advocate for women's
baseball and she will be sorely
missed. We will start an annual
Women's Baseball Tournament in
2013 dedicated to her on the West
Coast in 2013. For more information