Baseball For All nationals ‘pure fun’ for girls |

Girls shouldn’t play baseball. At least, that’s what Justine Siegal’s baseball coach told her when she was 13 years old.

Siegal disagreed. In fact, that moment motivated her to make her mark on the sport.

Since then, Siegal has made history. She became the first woman to coach in a Major League organization with the A’s in 2015, as well as the first woman to throw batting practice to a big league team with Cleveland in 2011. And now, she has organized the largest girls’ baseball tournament in North America through her nonprofit, Baseball For All.

“I’m always speechless when I see the whole group together, and all these girls who came and believed in a dream,” Siegal said. “It’s just humbling, but it’s the right thing. The girls deserve it.”

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