Ohio lawmakers move to ban transgender athletes from girls and women’s sports – News – The Columbus Dispatch – Columbus, OH

Transgender women and girls couldn’t join their schools’ female soccer, field hockey or track teams if a bill introduced Tuesday by two Ohio Republicans becomes law.“Girls want the chance to play fair and win by the rules,” Rep. Jena Powell, R-Arcanum, said. “That opportunity is being ripped away from them by biological males competing in the same sport.”It’s a question high school sports associations across the country have tried to answer in recent
— Read on www.dispatch.com/news/20200225/ohio-lawmakers-move-to-ban-transgender-athletes-from-girls-and-womenrsquos-sports

Boys Baseball of Erie bids goodbye – Sports – GoErie.com – Erie, PA

Boys Baseball of Erie bids goodbye – Sports – GoErie.com – Erie, PA
— Read on www.goerie.com/sports/20200225/boys-baseball-of-erie-bids-goodbye

Making inclusive coaching decisions in major league baseball – The San Francisco Examiner

Last month, the Giants announced another change – they hired Alyssa Nakken as an assistant coach.
— Read on www.sfexaminer.com/news-columnists/making-inclusive-coaching-decisions-in-major-league-baseball/

Youth Women’s Queensland State Team 1 selected for 2020 Australian Youth Women’s Championships | Baseball Queensland

Youth Women’s Queensland State Team 1 selected for 2020 Australian Youth Women’s Championships | Baseball Queensland
— Read on www.baseballqueensland.com.au/youth-womens-queensland-state-team-1-selected-for-2020-australian-youth-womens-championships/

Crunchyroll – Girls Baseball TV Anime Tamayomi Reveals OP / ED Theme Song Performers

Tamayomi, an upcoming TV anime based on the sports manga by Mountain Pukuichi about a pair of girls who form a pitcher / catcher battery and revitalize their high school baseball club, is ge
— Read on www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2020/02/21-1/girls-baseball-tv-anime-tamayomi-reveals-op-ed-theme-song-performers

Tone Networks Partners With Braves to Empower Women Sports Execs | Observer

There’s an increase of females in sports executive roles, and they’re getting an assist from Tone Networks, an empowerment platform that has partnered with the Atlanta Braves.
— Read on observer.com/2020/02/atlanta-braves-tone-networks-female-sports-executives/

A MN Twin’s Coach First Woman to Hold this Position in MLB

Andrea Hayden is the strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Twins, and the first woman to hold this kind of position in MLB.
— Read on kdhlradio.com/minnesota-twins-strength-and-conditioning-coach-the-first-woman-to-hold-this-position-in-mlb/

Chante Adams To Star In A Re-imagining Of A League Of Their Own | MadameNoire

Chante Adams, known for her roles in “Roxanne, Roxanne” and “The Photograph,” Chante Adams has been tapped to star in a re-imagining of the classic film “A League Of Their Own.”
— Read on madamenoire.com/1134115/chante-adams-a-league-of-their-own/

Twins announce first 30 theme nights for 2020 season | WCCO

Minnesota Twins announced first 30 scheduled theme nights for the 2020 regular season at Target Field.
— Read on wccoradio.radio.com/articles/news/twins-announce-first-30-theme-nights-for-2020-season

George Krevsky Gallery Say Hey…The Art of Baseball is Back!

George Krevsky Gallery represents contemporary artists including Stacey Carter, Barry Gifford, Eric Grbich, Mervin Jules, Ken Kalman, David Lyle, Arthur K. Miller, Toby Tover, .
— Read on www.georgekrevskygallery.com/dynamic/exhibit_detail.asp

Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy As It Faces Hundreds Of Sex-Abuse Claims : NPR

The Boy Scouts of America has $1.4 billion in assets. The organization says it will use the Chapter 11 process to create a trust to provide compensation for victims.
— Read on www.npr.org/2020/02/18/806721827/boy-scouts-of-america-files-for-bankruptcy-as-it-faces-hundreds-of-sex-abuse-cla

Meet The Humboldt Park Gators, Chicago’s Only All-Girls Baseball Team – Block Club Chicago

Meet The Humboldt Park Gators, Chicago’s Only All-Girls Baseball Team – Block Club Chicago
— Read on blockclubchicago.org/2020/02/13/meet-the-humboldt-park-gators-chicagos-only-all-girls-baseball-team/

MLB GRIT: Girls ID Tour wraps in Chicago | MLB.com

Seventeen-year-old catcher Madison Femia, from Geneva, Ill., has had an opportunity to play with some of the country’s best players in girls baseball via MLB’s Trailblazers Series and Girls Baseball Breakthrough Series. Now she’s excited that other girls get to do the same.
Femia was among 30 girls
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-grit-girls-id-tour-wraps-in-chicago

Second Annual Baseball Day Arizona set for May 2nd | FOX Sports

The day begins at 9 a.m. in Chase Field with the “Baseball Day Arizona Girls Play Ball Clinic.” Open to girls ages 9-12, it’s a free Arizona Diamondbacks outreach initiative that promotes empowering girls and young women to get involved in the sport of baseball. Girls can sign up to participate at http://www.dbacks.com/girlsplayball.
— Read on www.foxsports.com/arizona/story/second-annual-baseball-day-arizona-set-for-may-2nd

MLB GRIT makes stop in New York | MLB.com

Alexia Jorge was 3 years old when she started playing baseball. When her father needed one more player for her 5-year-old brother’s T-ball team, he turned to his daughter, not knowing where it might lead.
Once Jorge started, there was no stopping her. From T-ball to
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-grit-makes-stop-in-new-york

‘There Are Biological Differences Between Males and Females’: Girl Athletes Fight for Fair Playing Field | CBN News

For the past several years, female high school athletes and their families across the country have been waking up to a growing reality: boys that identify as girls who want to compete against them.

— Read on www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/february/there-are-biological-differences-between-males-and-females-girl-athletes-fight-for-fair-playing-field

Eve Rosenbaum vowed to be the first girl at Ripken baseball camp. Now she’s blazing a trail in the Orioles front office. – Baltimore Sun

Eve Rosenbaum joined SABR at 13, played in the Eastern Women’s Baseball Conference, interned with the Red Sox and graduated from Harvard. It all led to the Bethesda native becoming the Orioles’ director of baseball development.
— Read on www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-eve-rosenbaum-20200214-f7nzucklpnfunf6kzjupccfcfy-story.html

We, Women: A Visual Rebellion by United Photo Industries — Kickstarter

United Photo Industries is raising funds for We, Women: A Visual Rebellion on Kickstarter!

Help build the largest social impact photo art project by womxn in the USA, fueling action on urgent issues of our time.
— Read on www.kickstarter.com/projects/upi/we-women-a-visual-rebellion

City of Ballarat encourages women and girls to participate in baseball – Australasian Leisure Management

City of Ballarat encourages women and girls to participate in baseball – Australasian Leisure Management
— Read on www.ausleisure.com.au/news/city-of-ballarat-encourages-women-and-girls-to-participate-in-baseball/

Junior becomes first girl to play varsity baseball in Cape Coral – ABC7 News

History is now in the books for Cape Coral High School’s Sophia Mathewson who became the first girl to play varsity baseball in school history. 
— Read on www.abc-7.com/story/41689754/junior-becomes-first-girl-to-play-varsity-baseball-in-cape-coral-high-school-history

Providing Opportunities for Women to Shine in Baseball – Baseball Reflections

The Little League World Series began in 1947. Since that time, there have been only 19 girls in the series. While that number seems shockingly low, it provides a clear picture of the disparaging lack of women in baseball. Girls can often play baseball when they’re younger, in a little league team. But, it seems […]
— Read on baseballreflections.com/2020/02/10/providing-opportunities-for-women-to-shine-in-baseball/

Equitable Park Funding Research & Strategies – City Parks Alliance

Learn from seven cities that are leading the way with data-driven approaches to guide park investments, engage communities, and build better parks for all.
— Read on cityparksalliance.org/equitable-park-funding/

2019 Organizational Award Winners Announced | USA Baseball

USA Baseball announced the recipients of its annual organizational awards on Tuesday, recognizing the top athletes, coaches and performances from its 2019 USA Baseball national teams.
— Read on www.usabaseball.com/news/2019-organizational-award-winners-announced/c-312238186

USA Baseball Announces 2020 Women’s National Team Staff | USA Baseball

USA Baseball announced the coaching staff for the 2020 Women’s National Team on Tuesday, highlighted by the return of 2019 USA Baseball Rod Dedeaux Coach of the Year and five-time Team USA alum, Veronica Alvarez, as the manager. The remaining members of the coaching staff from 2019 will also return to lead the program in 2020 with Reynol Mendoza serving as the team’s pitching coach and Manny Crespo, Sr. and Alex Oglesby as assistant coaches.
— Read on www.usabaseball.com/news/usa-baseball-announces-2020-womens-national-team-staff/c-312640226

Women’s National Open 2020 : USA Baseball

Women’s National Open 2020 in USA Baseball
— Read on usabaseball.leagueapps.com/events/1482670-womens-national-open-2020

2020 Trailblazer Series (Application) : MLB / USA Baseball Development Programs

2020 Trailblazer Series (Application) in MLB / USA Baseball Development Programs
— Read on www.mlbyouthplayerdevelopment.com/events/1523338-2020-trailblazer-series-application

MiLB FIELD Program | MiLB.com

MiLB FIELD Program | MiLB.com
— Read on www.milb.com/about/field-program

SF’s Nakken embraces role as first MLB female coach – The Seattle Times

SF’s Nakken embraces role as first MLB female coach – The Seattle Times
— Read on www-seattletimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.seattletimes.com/sports/sfs-nakken-embraces-role-as-first-mlb-female-coach/

A League of Her Own | Fresno Grizzlies News

A League of Her Own | Fresno Grizzlies News
— Read on www.milb.com/fresno/news/a-league-of-her-own/c-312658286

MLB’s Kris Bryant, Amir Garrett to attend Girl Scouts batting practice at Las Vegas Ballpark

Las Vegas Ballpark is hosting a batting practice for Girl Scouts on Thursday and baseball stars Kris Bryant and Amir Garrett will be at the event.
— Read on www.ktnv.com/positivelylv/mlbs-kris-bryant-amir-garrett-to-attended-girl-scouts-batting-practice-at-las-vegas-ballpark

Alumna Makes Major League History | University of San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants hired Alyssa Nakken MA ’15 on Jan. 16 as the first female full-time assistant coach in Major League Baseball history. “I’m so proud to see USF sport management alumna Alyssa Nakken selected for this coaching role,” said Associate Professor Nola Agha, of the sport management program, on Twitter. “She’s an exemplary human both on and off the field and the Giants are lucky to have her in their clubhouse.”
— Read on www.usfca.edu/news/alyssa-nakken

Mo’ne Davis is about to start her college softball career and she’s still cool as hell – SBNation.com

Catching up with former Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis, who starts her college softball career on Saturday for Hampton University.
— Read on www.sbnation.com/2020/2/6/21126531/mone-davis-college-softball-hampton

NASA astronaut Christina Koch ends record stay on International Space Station – The Washington Post

The astronaut spent 328 days aboard the International Space Station, which has been occupied continuously for 20 years.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/02/06/nasa-astronaut-christina-koch/

MLB Increasing Youth Outreach With Help From USA Baseball and Softball

[Does this article confirm MLB is helping bolster softball ranks rather than build enough critical mass to form girls and women’s baseball opportunities along side of or included with boys and men?]

In 2020, MLB is running various development initiatives designed to increase accessibility and growth within youth/amateur baseball and softball.
— Read on www.frntofficesport.com/mlb-youth-outreach/

MLB’s all-girl baseball events extend past NGWSD

[Deja vu all over again…]

As the only girl on her high school baseball squad during her formative teenage years, Justice Alcantar sometimes felt like she was a part of the team, but in some ways, she also felt like an outsider.
The Bay Area native felt welcomed and appreciated by her coach, but as
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-national-girls-women-in-sports-day-events

Former student-athlete and longtime Commodore to lead Vanderbilt Athletics as first female athletic director | Vanderbilt News | Vanderbilt University

In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time graduate of the university, has been named interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director, effective immediately.
— Read on news.vanderbilt.edu/2020/02/04/candice-lee-ad/

Who Rule the World? – SRQIST :: SRQ Magazine Article by Brittany Mattie

Who Rule the World?
— Read on www.srqmagazine.com/articles/1298/Who Rule the World

MLB GRIT: Girls ID Tour hits Vero Beach | MLB.com

As the Super Bowl played out on Sunday in South Florida, a couple of hours up the road, approximately 20 youth baseball players were putting together their own kind of big hits at another famous venue.
And they were all girls.
“This is great, not a
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-grit-girls-id-tour-vero-beach

Emily Nemens’s ‘The Cactus League’ is a nostalgic look at the world of baseball – The Washington Post

The Paris Review editor has crafted a panoramic portrait, centered on multiple characters in chapters numbered as innings.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/

Play Ball clinic stirs New Orleans youth | MLB.com

Hopes, dreams and having fun.
Those were the basic elements of the celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day staged Saturday by Major League Baseball at the MLB Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow Stadium.
A morning MLB Play Ball event for boys and girls age
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/play-ball-clinic-stirs-new-orleans-youth

Phoenix Cup halted by virus threat | Guam Sports | postguam.com

The coronavirus has not reached Guam, but the effects of its scare certainly have and it has affected the island sports community.
— Read on www.postguam.com/content/tncms/live/

How the San Francisco 49ers Stopped Being Losers (Ep. 350 Update) – Freakonomics Freakonomics

How the San Francisco 49ers Stopped Being Losers (Ep. 350 Update) – Freakonomics Freakonomics
— Read on freakonomics.com/podcast/sports-ep-2-update/

Resolution supporting MiLB introduced in Congress | Sports | bdtonline.com

Congress has delivered its first pitch in an effort to keep alive 42 minor league baseball teams that are threatened with extinction under a current proposal by Major League Baseball.
— Read on www.bdtonline.com/content/tncms/live/

MLB GRIT tour Southern California | MLB.com

Alyssa Lee may be a 16-year old, but when she explains why she was out on a cool morning showing off her baseball skills, it’s the same answer you’ll get from anyone who plays the game, male or female.
“This is what I love to do,” Lee
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-grit-tour-southern-california

Major League Baseball announced as sponsor of USA Softball pre-Tokyo 2020 tour

Major League Baseball (MLB) has been revealed as the sponsor of USA
Softball’s nationwide tour, entitled “Stand Beside Her”.
— Read on www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1089640/mlb-sponsor-us-softball-nationwide-tour

1st MLB GRIT girls tour begins, ‘really cool to see’

Kaija Bazzano is the only girl on her varsity baseball team at Analy High School in Sebastopol, Calif. She’s used to being one of the guys. On Saturday, she didn’t have to be.
Bazzano was one of approximately 40 girls who gathered at West Sunset Diamond to
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-grit-girls-tour-begins-in-san-francisco

Women Wanted: Davos edition – POLITICO

Women Wanted: Davos edition – POLITICO
— Read on www.politico.com/newsletters/women-rule/2020/01/24/women-wanted-davos-edition-488148

Baseball Loves Gender Diversity, Just In Other Sports – Dealbreaker

You guys know that girls can play hardball, too, right?
— Read on dealbreaker.com/

Former Sacramento State softball star Alyssa Nakken becomes first full-time female coach in MLB history | NCAA.com

Alyssa Nakken has made history. The former three-time all-conference player for Sacramento State softball will become the first full-time female assistant coach in MLB history, as she joins the San Francisco Giants staff.
— Read on www.ncaa.com/news/softball/article/2020-01-17/former-sacramento-state-softball-star-alyssa-nakken-becomes-first

These female baseball players were in a league of their own

Players from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, like Englewood’s Sue Parsons Zipay, will be honored at Ted Williams Museum event at the Trop.
— Read on www.tampabay.com/sports/rays/2020/01/24/these-female-baseball-players-were-in-a-league-of-their-own/