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 Major League team, will serve as a guest instructor for the club’s 2015 instructional league. Siegal will work with players Oct. 4-17 at the Lew Wolff Training Complex in Mesa, Ariz.
“This was a great moment,” Siegal said. “I feel qualified for this job. I have a lot to learn, but I feel I’ve worked my way up the ranks. I can’t stress enough how thankful I am for the opportunity.”
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