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Growing number of women joining college baseball | CBS This Morning
Baseball For All is a nonprofit that pushes for equity in baseball. Alexia Jorge from New Jersey is one of the young ball players making history this year. Meg Oliver reports.
Breaking grass ceilings: Why more women are coaching men’s teams | CS Monitor
The story begins with a question about pink baseball jerseys. Justine Siegal had been passionate about baseball since her days in Little League. She often slept with one hand gripped on her bat, in case she wanted to practice swings in the middle of the night. She played third base and pitched on her…
Justine Siegal: Making Baseball History in the Past, Present and Future | Fansided
Starting in t-ball like most baseball players, Siegal led a normal baseball life until the age of 13 when she was first told she should quit baseball and switch to softball. “The more I was told to switch, the more I wanted to keep going,” said Siegal. Justine Siegal eventually played on her high school…
A’s team with ‘Baseball For All’ to inspire girls pursuing careers in baseball | NBC Sports
OAKLAND — Earlier this month, the United States women’s national soccer team captured the hearts and minds of the entire nation as they won their second straight World Cup title. Their incredible run served as a great reminder that women’s professional sports have never been more popular, from soccer to tennis to softball and baseball.…
A Tournament of Their Own | ESPN
Brittany Apgar loves baseball. Not softball. Baseball. “I love the competition and the challenge,” she says. “Baseball is not just a physical game. It’s a mental game too. You have to have a good memory, but if you make a mistake, you have to be able to forget about it and move on to the…
Justine Siegal: Baseball for All | BBC News
Challenging attitudes in traditionally male dominated sport is a long and difficult struggle, and even when you’ve made it, the challenge never ends. There are few, if any, better qualified baseball coaches than Justine Siegel. Yet despite that, the first female coach to be employed by a Major League team still finds opportunities few and…
Pioneer Justine Siegal offers girls Baseball for All | Youth1
Justine Siegal has been breaking barriers and being a pioneer for in baseball for a number of years. Baseball for All, which offers nationwide tournaments and opportunities for girls in baseball, is yet another example of the achievements she’s made. And it’s all worth it when the girls start playing ball at the nonprofit she…
Baseball For All: Largest all-female baseball tournament in U.S. history | CBS News
At Beyer Stadium, in Rockford, Illinois, sports history is being made. Two hundred girls, aged 7 to 17, have come here for the largest girls-only baseball tournament in U.S. history, reports CBS News’ Jericka Duncan. Seventeen teams from the U.S. and Canada traveled to Rockford to play on a field that holds a special place…
A’s hire first female coach in MLB history | MLB.com
The name of the national organization Justine Siegal founded is called “Baseball For All,” a fitting title considering she just got a new job that, before now, had only been offered to men. The A’s announced on Tuesday that Siegal, who a few years ago became the first woman to throw batting practice for a…
‘Better than boys’: Girls Relish First National Baseball Tournament | ESPN
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — “The girls here have good sportsmanship,” Grace DeVinney said as she plopped down on a wooden picnic bench, happy to steal a few minutes in the shade. “Better than boys.” In about 90 minutes, DeVinney’s team, the Central Florida Rays, would face the Carolina Terminators in the championship game of the first…