Giants to dedicate plaque to Alexis Busch, former bat girl lost at sea

Alexis Busch loved baseball. She loved the Giants. And she loved AT&T Park. So a plaque that’s set to be unveiled in the dugout at AT&T Park before Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles to commemorate Alex — the first full-time bat girl in Major League Baseball…

Source: Giants to dedicate plaque to Alexis Busch, former bat girl lost at sea

Archive: Alexis Busch – Girls Play Baseball blog

Archive: Alexis Busch – Girls Play Baseball blog

Baer on Alexis Busch: ‘She was a huge part of the Giants family’

Baer on Alexis Busch: ‘She was a huge part of the Giants family’.

‘A League of Their Own’ TV series expected to film in Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Film Office recently posted a notice on its site looking for local crew interested in working on the show.
 
— Read on www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2021/04/21/amazon-a-league-of-their-own-television-filming-abbi-jacobson-darcy-carden-penny-marshall/stories/202104210136

Miami Marlins 2021 Salaries & Payroll Table | Spotrac

The Miami Marlins Payroll is approximately .25 that of the LA Dodgers:

https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/miami-marlins/payroll/

List of all MLB Teams:

https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/payroll/

South Side Sox Meet the Players: Hannah LaMotta – South Side Sox

Hannah LaMotta is new to South Side Sox, coming on as our Sunday recapper. This past Sunday, she wrote about her return to the ballpark for the home opener. She also put together a nice bio here,…
— Read on www.southsidesox.com/2021/4/18/22378709/sss-meet-the-players-hannah-lamotta

All In column: When Title IX was young, two Guilderland women took up the fight for equality

When Title IX was very young in the early ’70s and enduring its first decade of growing…
— Read on www.timesunion.com/sports/article/All-In-column-When-Title-IX-was-young-two-16108930.php

Marlins Kim Ng on trailblazer status, Derek Jeter the leader

Marlins GM Kim Ng is the first female to have such a post in the Big Four leagues. She talks with Post columnist Steve Serby about breaking barriers and how…
— Read on nypost.com/2021/04/17/marlins-kim-ng-on-trailblazer-status-derek-jeter-the-leader/

A Black high school baseball team won a championship in 1969. Their hometown waited 50 years to celebrate. – The Washington Post

A rural Virginia county tried to make amends by giving the players championship rings at a ceremony on Saturday.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-black-high-school-baseball-team-won-a-state-championship-in-1969-their-hometown-just-celebrated/2021/04/17/9beb4680-9fca-11eb-b7a8-014b14aeb9e4_story.html

O’Brien makes immediate impact for Notre Dame T&F as first team All-American – BVM Sports

After a spectacular track and field career that saw her win three state championships at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Jadin O’Brien is continuing her success as a freshman at Notre Dame.
— Read on bvmsports.com/2021/03/26/obrien-makes-immediate-impact-for-notre-dame-tf-as-first-team-all-american/

MLB Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series Champions Gold Women’s Replica Baseball Jersey. Nike.com

Find the MLB Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series Champions Gold Women’s Replica Baseball Jersey at Nike.com. Free delivery and returns.
— Read on www.nike.com/t/los-angeles-dodgers-2020-world-series-champions-gold-womens-replica-baseball-jersey-lB42JP

Diversity study: MLB earns bonuses for hiring milestones – WFMJ.com

By AARON BEARDAP Sports Writer
— Read on www.wfmj.com/story/43679856/diversity-study-mlb-earns-bonuses-for-hiring-milestones

Gayle Vandervort Obituary (1938 – 2021) – Naples, FL – Naples Daily News

Eventually, Jack and Gayle fought the Manlius Little League for the right for girls to be able to play baseball with the boys, because their daughter Holly decided she’d rather play baseball with the boys.
— Read on www.legacy.com/obituaries/naplesnews/obituary.aspx

WholeHogSports – Politics have mixed with sports in past

If the University of Arkansas’ bids to host NCAA men’s baseball and women’s softball regionals in May become politically compromised, it won’t mark the first time that Arkansas’ state legislature has stepped in it regarding the Razorbacks.
— Read on www.wholehogsports.com/news/2021/apr/17/politics-have-mixed-sports-past/

ESPN’s MLB Sunday night games up 33% during first two weeks of 2021 season – SportsPro Media

ESPN’s MLB Sunday night games up 33% during first two weeks of 2021 season – SportsPro Media
— Read on www.sportspromedia.com/news/espn-mlb-sunday-night-baseball-tv-ratings-2021-season

New report about Mets’ ‘toxic workplace’ details how complaints of inappropriate conduct were ignored – CBSSports.com

The Athletic released a new report on Friday
— Read on www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/new-report-about-mets-toxic-workplace-details-how-complaints-of-inappropriate-conduct-were-ignored/

Alyssa Nakken, Kim Ng meet before Giants-Marlins series in Miami | RSN

Alyssa Nakken, and Kim Ng are out here shattering glass ceilings.
— Read on www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/alyssa-nakken-kim-ng-meet-giants-marlins-series-miami

Fly Like a Girl (2019) – on Hulu

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Fly Like a Girl (2019)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5662158/

Jackie Robinson Day April 16, 2021 – Trailblazers

Jackie Robinson Day – April 16, 2021
San Francisco Giants – Alyssa Nakken at
Miami Marlins – Kim Ng

5 of the Best Middle Grade Books About Baseball | Book Riot

If you’re not done celebrating opening day or know a kid who loves baseball, check out these excellent middle grade books about baseball.
— Read on bookriot.com/middle-grade-books-about-baseball/

OBF: Red Sox Foundation decision on Little League is bush-league – Boston Herald

Just when the rampaging, red-hot, Red Sox were on the verge of being adored by the masses again … the Red Sox Foundation opted to scapegoat boys while explaining why it stopped an annual $83,500 donation to 167 Little League organizations.
— Read on www.bostonherald.com/2021/04/15/obf-red-sox-foundation-decision-on-little-league-is-bush-league/

Tony Reagins leads MLB’s efforts to grow youth baseball – Los Angeles Times

Former Angels GM and self-described ‘Boys Club kid’ Tony Reagins is committed to ‘real programs with real young people that have real impact.’
— Read on www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2021-04-15/familiar-face-tony-reagins-leads-mlb-grow-baseball-underprivileged-communities

MLB must get more players vaccinated or the playoffs will come down to Covid, not the game

MLB has declared that any team that gets to an 85 percent vaccination rate is at herd immunity and can go back to semi-normal. Only four teams have done so.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/mlb-must-get-more-players-vaccinated-or-playoffs-will-come-ncna1264210

San Diego Black female entrepreneurs getting a boost with new grant

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, The San Diego Foundation and San Diego Gas & Electric Thursday announced a $42,000 grant to the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce in support of a new initiative to support Black women entrepreneurs.
— Read on www.10news.com/news/local-news/san-diego-black-female-entrepreneurs-getting-a-boost-with-new-grant

MLB hits milestones in racial and gender hiring

Despite the league’s efforts to diversify the game, some of the most recognizable and noteworthy positions still need improvement.
— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31262475/mlb-hits-milestones-racial-gender-hiring

New ballpark officially opens in Gastonia’s FUSE District, paving way for baseball and more development – Charlotte Business Journal

The city of Gastonia and the Gastonia Honey Hunters officially opened the new $26.2 million FUSE Ballpark on Thursday. It’s at the center of a larger redevelopment effort by the city.
— Read on www.bizjournals.com/

Freed slave honored in new Gastonia baseball team name | Charlotte Observer

Freed slave honored in new Gastonia baseball team name | Charlotte Observer

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/article248476655.html

THE CITY OF GASTONIA AND THE GASTONIA HONEY HUNTERS OFFICIALLY OPEN FUSE BALLPARK AT RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND PRESS CONFERENCE – Honey Hunters News

THE CITY OF GASTONIA AND THE GASTONIA HONEY HUNTERS OFFICIALLY OPEN FUSE BALLPARK AT RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND PRESS CONFERENCE

Gastonia, NC – April 15, 2021 Today, The City of Gastonia and the Gastonia Honey Hunters Baseball, one of the newest clubs in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB), hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Press Conference to officially “open” the new ballpark to the public. Opening day is fast approaching, and the Gastonia Honey Hunters are excited to welcome baseball fans into the FUSE Ballpark.

“We are excited to have a great place that our community can be proud of…”

https://gohoneyhunters.com/honey-hunters-news/

Gastonia Honey Hunters Baseball

Gastonia Honey Hunters Baseball

https://gohoneyhunters.com/

‘The pandemic trade-off’: Some parents are reassessing which kids’ activities feel safe

‘The pandemic trade-off’: Some parents are reassessing which kids’ activities feel safe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/kids-activities-risk-parents-covid/2021/04/16/6d856764-9974-11eb-b28d-bfa7bb5cb2a5_story.html

Women rise to the top at major media companies – Axios

It’s a promising sign of progress for an industry that’s typically been slow to accept change and embrace diversity.
— Read on www.axios.com/women-leaders-editors-news-organization-2b0a8b26-195c-412d-8fa8-8cc14b27792a.html

MLB’s favorability rating among Republicans drops dramatically – Axios

It plummeted from 47% in mid-March to 12%.
— Read on www.axios.com/mlb-falls-out-favor-republicans-mlb-game-8808e67e-8de4-4308-baa6-b68a24e64177.html

Press release: Pirates set to celebrate Military Wednesdays

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the return of Military Wednesdays, a military appreciation program designed to pay tribute to service men and women, and support local non-profit organizations that serve them and their families.
Each Wednesday home game throughout the 2021 season will be designated a Military Wednesday. The Pirates
— Read on www.mlb.com/press-release/press-release-pirates-set-to-celebrate-military-wednesdays

Aaron Boone reacts to MLB’s pitcher’s mound experiment – New York Daily News

For over a century, the dimensions of the diamond, recognizable across the world, have stayed the same.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-reaction-to-mound-changes-experiment-20210414-h6e5jc3ucvcznli2qq2ymly5ae-story.html

2021 Jackie Robinson Day

2021 Jackie Robinson Day

https://www.mlb.com/press-release/press-release-2021-jackie-robinson-day

Women in College Baseball History | Baseball for All

https://baseballforall.com/women-in-college-baseball-history/

DIII Management Council recommends an enrollment flexibility blanket waiver for 2021-22 | NCAA.org – The Official Site of the NCAA

A blanket waiver could allow Division III student-athletes in the upcoming academic year to participate while enrolled less than full time for both semesters.
— Read on www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/diii-management-council-recommends-enrollment-flexibility-blanket-waiver-2021-22

NCAA Board of Governors Statement on Transgender Participation | NCAA.org – The Official Site of the NCAA

The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports. This commitment is grounded in our values of inclusion and fair competition.
— Read on www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/ncaa-board-governors-statement-transgender-participation

Youth baseball camp requires COVID vaccine. Many ineligible | San Luis Obispo Tribune

Cooperstown Dreams Park Baseball is requiring players 12 and up to be vaccinated for COVID to attend. No COVID vaccine is authorized for use in kids under 16.
— Read on www.sanluisobispo.com/news/nation-world/national/article250630289.html

NCAA threatens to pull Mississippi college baseball regionals, other championships over trans athletes law | Mississippi Today

The NCAA says it may ban Mississippi championships over a law barring trans athletes from competing on women’s teams.
— Read on mississippitoday.org/2021/04/12/ncaa-threatens-to-pull-mississippi-college-baseball-regionals-other-championships-over-trans-athletes-law/

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

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

https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/02/13/meet-the-humboldt-park-gators-chicagos-only-all-girls-baseball-team/

How NCAA athletes are coping with their collegiate programs being cut

More than 171 college teams have been eliminated since the pandemic started in March 2020. Here’s are the stories of eight of them.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/in-depth/sports/2021/04/11/how-ncaa-athletes-coping-their-collegiate-programs-being-cut/7099065002/

Women breaking ground in MLB, sports tech

Women breaking ground in MLB, sports tech

https://www.mlb.com/news/women-breaking-ground-in-mlb-sports-tech

Memphis high schooler breaking baseball barriers

Memphis high schooler breaking baseball barriers

https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2021/04/10/memphis-high-schooler-breaking-baseball-barriers/

One-time transfer legislation should move closer to reality after NCAA Council meetings this week – CBSSports.com

The exemption will apply to the five so-called ‘revenue sports’ that currently require year-in-residence for transfers
— Read on www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/one-time-transfer-legislation-should-move-closer-to-reality-after-ncaa-council-meetings-this-week/

Kate Maston lands spot on Coral Springs Charter’s varsity baseball team – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Coral Springs Charter freshman Kate Maston is the first girl at Coral Springs Charter to play on the varsity baseball team.
— Read on www.sun-sentinel.com/community/the-forum/fl-cn-kate-maston-coral-springs-charter-baseball-20210409-4pun2gwdkrftfiidsjxpcfs45i-story.html

Join This Women’s Baseball for Its First Pitch in Shanghai – That’s Shanghai

Adriana Sports is offering pick-up basketball sessions for women.
— Read on www.thatsmags.com/shanghai/post/32552/women-s-baseball

Baseball program returns to Truro and shines spotlight on girls’ sportsmanship | Regional-Sports | Sports | The Journal Pioneer

Sherri Dykeman is looking forward to seeing girls arrive at the Bible Hill Recreation Park fields again this summer – saying “hi,” grabbing a partner and going off to toss and catch baseballs.

It’s a labour of love for the
— Read on www.journalpioneer.com/sports/regional-sports/baseball-program-returns-to-truro-and-shines-spotlight-on-girls-sportsmanship-573581/

GHC EMEA Home – Grace Hopper Celebration

Learn about the annual AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration, India which connects thousands of women in tech globally.
— Read on ghc.anitab.org/ghc-emea-home

Aubrey Bledsoe’s present is on the soccer pitch. Her future, she hopes, is in the boardr oom.

Aubrey Bledsoe’s present is on the soccer pitch. Her future, she hopes, is in the boardroom.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/04/07/aubrey-bledsoe-washington-spirit-business-ambition/

Lausanne Baseball Gives Equal Opportunity | localmemphis.com

Lausanne Collegiate freshman Remi Schaber is the only girl playing high school baseball in Memphis.
— Read on www.localmemphis.com/article/sports/local-sports/lausanne-baseball-gives-equal-opportunity/522-83addc67-47b1-497b-b9a5-4213fc71a016

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/high-school/2021/04/07/remi-schaber-girl-who-starts-her-varsity-baseball-team-memphis/7042252002/

The Filipinas Baseball Team: Journey to the Women’s Baseball World Cup

With only their phones, some allowance for mobile data, and a Zoom pro account, they have made training thrice a week their lockdown habit.
— Read on cnnphilippines.com/life/culture/Sports/2021/4/6/filipinas-baseball-team-online-training.html

Signups continue for Pawtucket Slaterettes Girls’ & Women’s Baseball League | The Valley Breeze

Signups continue for Pawtucket Slaterettes Girls’ & Women’s Baseball League | The Valley Breeze
— Read on www.valleybreeze.com/2021-04-06/pawtucket/signups-continue-pawtucket-slaterettes-girls-women-s-baseball-league