MSBL Las Vegas: Norine Rathbone: A Survivor’s Tale – By Lindsay Hock – womenssportsfoundation.org

Norine Rathbone: A Survivor’s Tale – By Lindsay Hock – womenssportsfoundation.org

To most middle-aged women, facing off on the baseball diamond against a man 20 years their junior and two times as strong would seem particularly daunting. The thought of trying out for Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers would not be easily entertained. But to someone like Norine Rathbone, a 51-year-old semi-pro first basemen and two-time cancer survivor, that idea is the least of her concerns.

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Her tale, like that of millions of other women, is one of survival and perseverance. She wears her pink like a suite of armor, the telling markings of someone who has battled and won. But Norine Rathbone did not face her cancer lying in the stark white of a hospital room; rather, she took it on on the pristine green of the baseball diamond…

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