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  • Live Q&A with Rachel Folden | Chicago Cubs Hitting Coach

    Rachel Folden, a coach with the Chicago Cubs, is one of the first women hired full-time by a Major League Baseball organization. This Minor League hitting coach and Lead Lab Tech stopped by to answer questions about all things hitting—especially ways to work on your swing at home—and shared insights on playing, coaching, and leading…

  • Live Q&A with Kim Ng | Former SVP of Baseball Operations & GM of the Miami Marlins

    Kim Ng, the first female General Manager (Miami Marlins) in Major League Baseball history and former Senior Vice-President for Baseball Operations with Major League Baseball, stopped by in the spring of 2020 to speak with girls in baseball from over the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Over this 1-hour Q&A, Ng offers invaluable advice to young…

  • Live Q&A with Dave Bush | Red Sox Pitching Coach

    Dave Bush, Red Sox pitching coach and former Baseball For All coach, stopped by to answer questions about all things pitching, how to up your game, and gave a fresh perspective on the future of girls baseball (as his own daughter plays for a BFA team). This Live Q&A Series features 10 episodes with leading…

  • Live Q&A with Jessica Mendoza | ESPN & World Series Baseball Analyst

    Jessica Mendoza, a seasoned sports broadcaster, the first woman to serve as an analyst for nationally televised MLB games, and the first female to ever serve as a game analyst for the World Series hung out and chatted with our players, fielding questions about her baseball journey and sharing advice and encouragement that has helped…

  • Live Q&A with Justine Siegal | First Woman to Coach Professional Baseball

      Justine Siegal, the first woman to coach professional baseball (Brockton Rox, 2009); the first female to throw batting practice for MLB teams (Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Spring Training, 2011); and the first female to coach in Major League Baseball (Instructs, 2015), stopped…

  • Live Q&A with Andrea Hayden | Minnesota Twins Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

      Andrea Hayden, a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Minnesota Twins, stopped by chat with young women in baseball and share pro-level tips and at-home drills, including ways to up your workout game to get to the next level. This Live Q&A Series features 10 episodes with leading women (and men!) in baseball offering…

  • Live Q&A with Alyssa Nakken | San Francisco Giants Coach

    Alyssa Nakken, the first full-time female coach on a big league staff in Major League Baseball history, stopped by to chat with our players from all over the globe. Over the 1-hour Q&A, Nakken offers insight to young women in baseball on how to succeed in the sport and what it feels like, at just…

  • Live Q&A with Hannah Huesman | Philadelphia Phillies Mental Skills Coach

    Hannah Huesman, a Mental Skills Coach with the Philadelphia Phillies, stopped by to speak with girls in baseball from over the U.S. and Canada. Over this 1-hour Q&A, Huesman offered tips and strategies to become more mentally tough while improving your approach to the game to give you the competitive edge to succeed in baseball.…