NYTimes: Martina Navratilova Has Plenty to Say

Martina Navratilova Has Plenty to Say
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/sports/martina-navratilova-french-open.html?referringSource=articleShare

J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox DH: ‘I’m asthmatic. I’m very scared of everything … I think my love for the game is going to outweigh my fear’ – masslive.com

J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox DH: ‘I’m asthmatic. I’m very scared of everything … I think my love for the game is going to outweigh my fear’ – masslive.com
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Marti Sementelli – Google Search

Marti Sementelli – Google Search
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Marti Sementelli leads Team USA Women’s Baseball into World Cup

Marti Sementelli finds her dream pitching for the United States at the Women’s Baseball World Cup

Marti Sementelli wanted to play in the Major Leagues.

Source: Marti Sementelli finds her dream pitching for the United States at the Women’s Baseball World Cup

Newton (Mass) native Marti Sementelli was the only New Englander selected to the 2018 Women’s National Baseball Team roster…

Newton (Mass) native Marti Sementelli was the only New Englander selected to the 2018 Women’s National Baseball Team roster. The right-handed pitcher is one of 25 players who will compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s Baseball World Cup in Viera, Florida, from August 22-31. 2018 marks the first time the event will be held in the United States.

Source: Sports in a Minute: Northern Essex’s Collins earns Division 3 Gold Glove award

Why ‘Star Trek’ was so important to Martin Luther King Jr.

King convinced Nichelle Nichols, a black actress who played Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, to remain on the show, which turned 50 on Thursday.

Source: Why ‘Star Trek’ was so important to Martin Luther King Jr.

Brewers’ executive Marti Wronski, Hank’s mom, takes part in symposium on women in baseball: ‘A lot more to be done’

MILWAUKEE — Ever since Jackie Robinson was signed by the Dodgers, there has been diversity in baseball. It continues to this day, as women are now a big focus of Major League Baseball. There’s a trailblazer in the game who just happens to work for the Milwaukee Brewers. “I did not grow up saying ‘I’m going to work in pro sports.’ I didn’t,” Marti Wronski said.

Source: Brewers’ executive Marti Wronski, Hank’s mom, takes part in symposium on women in baseball: ‘A lot more to be done’

Marti Sementelli

Source: Marti Sementelli

Marti Sementelli – NESN

This will air February 25th at 12:30pm on NESN. After watching, please VOTE on the film as well.

Marti Sementelli – NESN

Marti Sementelli taking on the boys and the world | FOX25

Marti Sementelli taking on the boys and the world | FOX25

Newton’s Marti Sementelli to pitch in Pan-American women’s baseball event – Sports – Newton TAB – Newton, MA

Newton’s Marti Sementelli to pitch in Pan-American women’s baseball event – Sports – Newton TAB – Newton, MA

Tip of The Spear – Marti Sementelli – USA Baseball

Marti Sementelli

Tip of The Spear

NYTimes: Pedro Martinez Tells His Story

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The former star pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and four other teams, is set to release a feisty memoir that includes criticism of Jeff Wilpon, who is now the Mets’ chief operating officer.

MO’NE DAVIS MOVIE, “THROW LIKE MO,” IN DEVELOPMENT FOR DISNEY CHANNEL – Davis and espnW on Deck to Consult, Debra Martin Chase to Executive Produce –

MO’NE DAVIS MOVIE, “THROW LIKE MO,” IN DEVELOPMENT FOR DISNEY CHANNEL – Davis and espnW on Deck to Consult, Debra Martin Chase to Executive Produce

Development is underway on a Disney Channel Original Movie “Throw Like Mo” – a biographical movie that will tell the inspiring story of Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old sports prodigy who made history in August 2014 as the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. Davis, a member of Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons and the first Little League player to make the cover of Sports Illustrated, will consult on the movie.

“Throw Like Mo” will be executive-produced by the Emmy Award-nominated producer Debra Martin Chase (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” Disney Channel’s “The Cheetah Girls” movies and “Lemonade Mouth”). The writers are Sheldon Candis (writer and director of “LUV,” “A Slave in the White House” and director of Under Armour’s Misty Copeland campaign “I Will What I Want”) and Justin Wilson (“LUV,” “A Slave in the White House”). espnW, which has extensively covered the achievements of Mo’ne Davis, will also consult on the movie.

Naketha Mattocks, Vice President, Original Movies, Disney Channels, said, “Mo’ne is not only a top-notch athlete in three different sports – baseball, basketball and soccer – but she is an exemplary student and someone who will remind our audiences that they can do anything with hard work, dedication and belief in themselves.” Mattocks added, “We know her story will inspire audiences regardless of their age, culture or gender, and I am thrilled to have Debra, Sheldon and Justin leading the charge to bring this movie to life.”

Mo’ne Davis said, “There are so many great things happening to me right now, and it’s a very exciting time in my life. A year ago, I never would have thought that Disney Channel would make a movie about me. I can’t wait to get started, and I hope it will encourage other viewers to believe that dreams really do come true.”

In Total Viewers, five of the top six movies in cable TV history are Disney Channel Original Movies. Disney Channel has also delivered TV’s #1 original movie telecast among Tweens for 13-consecutive years (2002-14) and the Top 2 movies of all time in Total Viewers.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 96 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney | ABC Television Group.

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Records Collection Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Martin Luther King, Jr., Records Collection Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Martine Rothblatt Is the Highest-Paid Female CEO in America. She Was Also Born Male. — New York Magazine

Martine Rothblatt Is the Highest-Paid Female CEO in America. She Was Also Born Male. — New York Magazine

▶ Marti Sementelli – YouTube

Marti Sementelli

via ▶ Marti Sementelli – YouTube.

Japanese martial arts star breaks 10 stone blocks with her head before throwing out first pitch | MLB.com

Japanese martial arts star breaks 10 stone blocks with her head before throwing out first pitch | MLB.com.

Marti Sementelli se siente honrada de practicar el deporte que ama | DeporCuba

Marti Sementelli se siente honrada de practicar el deporte que ama | DeporCuba.

▶ Marti Sementelli – YouTube

▶ Marti Sementelli – YouTube.

Marti Sementelli ▶ Ode To My Daughter on Father’s Day – YouTube

Marti Sementelli ▶ Ode To My Daughter on Father’s Day – YouTube.

Marti Sementelli & Ghazaleh Sailors LAUSD ▶ Los Angeles news They Throw Like Girls and Strike Out the Boys – YouTube

Marti Sementelli & Ghazaleh Sailors LAUSD ▶ Los Angeles news They Throw Like Girls and Strike Out the Boys – YouTube.

▶ Josh Harris caught looking vs Marti Sementelli of Montreat 3/23/12 – YouTube

▶ Josh Harris caught looking vs Marti Sementelli of Montreat 3/23/12 – YouTube.

Girl gridder hits paydirt for Capon Bridge – journal-news.net | News, sports, jobs, community information for Martinsburg – The Journal

Doug Huff, widely regarded as the state’s high school athletics historian, said he thinks a girl from Hundred scored a touchdown several years ago at the end of a lopsided high school varsity game, but he has no idea about any other levels of play in West Virginia.

“It’s a unique thing,” Huff said.

To Powell, it’s just what she’s supposed to do.

“I’m going to make a bunch more,” Powell said.

She caught a pass for a two-point conversion Wednesday night in a loss at Romney Middle School.

She’s playing her second season with the Bobcats.

Powell, despite being 5-foot-2, excels at inside linebacker for Capon Bridge and really likes to play defense.

“She always started on defense,” Ferraro said. “This year, we tried her at running back and she’s had some ups and downs. But we put her back in.

“She had an all-around good game. On defense, she might’ve led the team in tackles.”

Her touchdown, of course, brought a lot of joy from the fans watching and from her classmates once the word spread.

“Sierra’s a pretty tough girl,” said her father, Steve. “For a girl, that is. Even for a boy.”

Powell’s an athletic girl.

She wrestles, runs track, plays baseball, hunts, races go-karts.

via Girl gridder hits paydirt for Capon Bridge – journal-news.net | News, sports, jobs, community information for Martinsburg – The Journal.

Marti Sementelli se siente honrada de practicar el deporte que ama « Universo Béisbol

Además, durante un partido de preuniversitario celebrado el pasado año, se enfrentó a su coequipera en el equipo norteño Ghazaleh Sailors, y la derrotó 6-1, en lo que constituyó la primera vez en que dos lanzadoras rivalizan una con la otra en un juego de High School.

En estos días, ha estado manteniendo comunicación con Unvierso Béisbol y este es el resultado.

via Marti Sementelli se siente honrada de practicar el deporte que ama « Universo Béisbol.

For Arlington Martin baseball player, team was shelter after storm | Baseball | DFWVa…

The Lawrence home was in ruins, two cars were totaled, and while they had their lives — it was complete chaos.

Collin Lawrence, Martin’s starting catcher, found solace not only in the game but in his teammates and coaches.

“It’s hard to tell how anyone would deal with a situation like that, it would shake anybody up,” Martin coach Curt Culbertson said. “This kid stepped right back out there and didn’t just play, but performed at a high level like nothing even happened. Looking back on it, he never even missed practice and was where he was supposed to be, on time, every day.”

Lawrence played the next day. He doubled, drew two walks and caught for the Warriors in a 14-3 victory over Arlington Bowie.

via For Arlington Martin baseball player, team was shelter after storm | Baseball | DFWVa….

Marti Sementelli – Cavaliers were awarded the AAC Champions of Character Award – Montreat College Athletics News

Last night, the Cavalier baseball team competed against Union College in the first round of the AAC Tournament.  After a tough loss (10-0), the Cavs rallied back to beat Bluefield (6-4) this morning, eliminating them for the tournament. The Cavaliers also were awarded the AAC Champions of Character Award. At 11am tomorrow, the Cavs will take on the loser of the Union and Bryan game.

Criteria for the Champion of Character Institutional Award: The institution needs to show how the institution intentionally implements the NAIA Champions of Character philosophy in the intercollegiate athletic program and provide a listing of the on-campus and community leadership and involvement efforts of student-athletes and staff.

The five core values of Champions of Character are integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. Congratulations to the Montreat Baseball Team for representing the school so positively.

via Montreat College Athletics News.

Dennis Martinez celebrates 20th anniversary of MLB’s 13th perfect game » TCPalm.com (User story from Tyler Krochmal)

What started out as just another mid-summer baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Montreal Expos turned into a day for the history books, as veteran right-hander Dennis Martinez completed the 13th perfect game in Major League Baseball history in a 2-0 victory at Dodger Stadium July 28, 1991.

via Dennis Martinez celebrates 20th anniversary of MLB’s 13th perfect game » TCPalm.com (User story from Tyler Krochmal).

El Presidente, El Perfecto and now El Instructor, Dennis Martinez, former Montreal Expos ace is the pitching coach at class-A Palm Beach, the St. Louis Cardinals’ affiliate | Canadian Baseball Network

As a pitching coach, Martinez preaches what he practised, telling prospects on the back field that they need to work hard and have the same work ethic which enabled him to pitch the 13th perfect game in history for the 1991 Expos against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

“On top of telling the guys about location, location with their pitches, I also tell them to respect the game and take it seriously,’’ said Martinez said, who won at least 100 games in both the National and American leagues.

via Dennis Martinez found his idol Jim Palmer leading AM jog | Canadian Baseball Network.

Marti vs. Ghaz – YouTube

Marti vs. Ghaz – YouTube.

Victor R. Martinez: Recalling her year in Bel Air baseball – El Paso Times

Elsa Yturralde was born before her time.

Seven years, to be exact.

Yturralde never had an opportunity to play high-school softball when she attended Bel Air High School in the mid-1980s.

Softball did not become a UIL sport until 1993.

But that didn’t stop her from swinging the bat and fielding some ground balls for the Highlanders B-team in 1986, her junior year.

“I tried out for the boys baseball team, and I made it and six guys didn’t make it,” she said proudly. “I was the first and only female to play with an all-boys baseball team at Bel Air.”

via Victor R. Martinez: Recalling her year in Bel Air baseball – El Paso Times.

Female Pitchers Marti Sementelli & Ghazaleh Sailors Make History – High School Baseball Stories of the Year – ESPNHS Baseball – ESPNHS

Female Pitchers Marti Sementelli & Ghazaleh Sailors Make History

Marti Sementelli of Birmingham (Van Nuys, Calif.) and Ghazaleh Sailors of San Marcos (Santa Barbara, Calif.) made history in the spring when they became the first girls to pitch against each other in a high school baseball game. Sementelli helped Birmingham to a 6-1 win by tossing a complete game, while Sailors fanned two over 3.1 innings and added a single off Sementelli.

Sementelli and Sailors also made headlines after the season by receiving college baseball scholarships. Sementelli signed with Montreat College in North Carolina and Sailors signed with Presque Isle in Maine.

via High School Baseball Stories of the Year – ESPNHS Baseball – ESPNHS.

#6 – Marti Sementelli – Montreat College Athletics – 2012 Baseball Roster

Montreat College Athletics – 2012 Baseball Roster

Update: Third Seed! – SoCal Dreams – USSSA 13U AA – Perris, CA – Martin Luther King NIT – bigleaguedreams.com

SoCal Dreams – USSSA 13U AA – Perris, CA – Martin Luther King NIT – bigleaguedreams.com

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SoCal Dreams 13U AA – USSSA Baseball / ISTS Sports Statistics

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Dream Team Baseball – etamz.com

Dream Team Baseball – girlsplaybaseball.org

Archive: June 9, 2011: Montreat College Signs Baseball Player Marti Sementelli – montreat.edu

Montreat College Signs Baseball Player Marti Sementelli

The Montreat College Athletic Program has offered a spot on its baseball team to Marti Sementelli, a female baseball pitcher from California, and she officially signed with the college on Thursday, June 2. Sementelli is one of five new recruits who have committed to the Montreat College baseball team. Sementelli, a 5-foot-2 ½ senior right-hander, demonstrates noteworthy pitching ability. This spring on the Birmingham High School boys’ baseball team in California, Sementelli held a 2-1 pitching record in 22 innings as the relief pitcher. She allowed nine earned runs, struck out 14, and walked six.

Sementelli’s baseball experience goes beyond high school ball; she has played internationally with the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, setting her apart as one of the world’s strongest female baseball players. She pitched twice for bronze medal World Cup teams, once in Japan at age 15 and in Venezuela last summer. After spending time at the national team’s NC-based training center, Sementelli realized she wanted to go to college in North Carolina and sought out Montreat College as an option. Montreat College is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts college located in the mountains of western North Carolina…

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Archive: June 8, 2011: Video of Marti signing letter of intent – youtube.com

“… For over 50 years the Martingrove Baseball League has been one of Etobicoke’s most active volunteer associations, assisting in the social growth and physical health of generations of boys and girls…” – Martingrove Baseball, Etobicoke, Ontario – (Etobicoke, ON) – Canada

Martingrove Baseball, Etobicoke, Ontario – (Etobicoke, ON) – Canada

January  2011

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

We’ve got a brand new name backed with the same 50+ year commitment – to provide a  healthy, fun, safe, and rewarding environment for the young people of our community.   For over 50 years the Martingrove Baseball League has been one of Etobicoke’s most active volunteer associations, assisting in the social growth and physical health of generations of  boys and girls. Through our organization, kids playing baseball have learned many life lessons,  made some life-long friends, developed their social skills and their baseball skills, while staying active and healthy.   Now that tradition of Black/Grey and White moves forward with a brand new name…

MARTINGROVE WHITESOX

Whether you want  to play in the Houseleague – or tryout for one of our Select/Rep teams  – it’s a safe bet for a sensational summer of making new friends, having fun,  learning and playing the great game of baseball.  Martingrove Baseball is powered 100% by VOLUNTEERS like you and  I.  Baseball and our kids need your support – be part of the team and volunteer when the opportunity arises. We will be looking for coaches, assistant coaches, helpers, scorekeepers, convenors and more for the coming season.

Registrations are now open. Indicate your volunteer preference on the registration form, or sign up on the website. SPONSORSHIPS support our league, and we are very thankful to our Houseleague and Select/Rep Team Sponsors to date. We are always looking for more SPONSORSHIP support.  Get the message out for 2011!  Our website makes for great advertising within our community for local businesses and services.  Visit the web site often – it’s a great way to stay in touch.

Ron Handziuk

All the Best in Baseball

Marti Sementelli: Montreat College Could Recruit First Female Pitcher | The NewsZone

Marti Sementelli: Montreat College Could Recruit First Female Pitcher | The NewsZone

‘Never give up no matter what anybody says or thinks.’ – Marti Sementelli – Christian College Scholarship for Female Pitcher Stirs Debate, Christian News

Christian College Scholarship for Female Pitcher Stirs Debate, Christian News

‘Never give up no matter what anybody says or thinks.’ – Marti Sementelli

Birmingham High School pitcher Marti Sementelli’s scholarship offer creates a stir – LA Daily News

Birmingham High School pitcher Marti Sementelli’s scholarship offer creates a stir – LA Daily News

Birmingham High’s Marti Sementelli went to the prom on Saturday. She has baseball playoffs, graduation and all sorts of senior activities the next couple of weeks.

She wasn’t expecting to be involved in a controversy that has gone national.

Sementelli, a female pitcher for the Patriots baseball team, recently accepted a partial scholarship to play baseball at Montreat College in North Carolina this fall. She hasn’t officially signed papers yet, but when word spread, Montreat baseball coach Michael Bender received some angry e-mails from alumni over his decision to offer a baseball scholarship to a female, according to a report in the Asheville Citizen-Times.


Those e-mails – and the publicity storm that has followed – haven’t deterred Sementelli, who says she still plans to play for Montreat. She was more worried about Bender on Tuesday…

Baseball A Man’s World? Don’t Tell Marti Sementelli

Baseball A Man’s World? Don’t Tell Marti Sementelli

Marti Sementelli – Cami Kidder – Throw Like a Girl, a feature-length documentary

Marti SementelliCami KidderThrow Like a Girl

Marti Sementelli – Girl Baseball Player – YouTube

Re-launch of Throw Like A Girl, a feature-length documentary

Video: Female pitchers Marti Sementelli and Ghazaleh Sailors make the day meaningful – ESPN Los Angeles

Female pitchers Marti Sementelli and Ghazaleh Sailors make the day meaningful – ESPN Los Angeles

VAN NUYS, Calif. — The moment wasn’t bigger than Marti Sementelli, but the catcher certainly was.

The two of them stood on the pale dirt of the Birmingham High pitching mound Saturday morning in crisp home white uniforms. Their team was about to face San Marcos of Santa Barbara in what was believed to be the first U.S. high school baseball game in which two girl pitchers started.

The catcher, Luke Jupp, was a head and a neck taller than the 5-foot-2 right-hander, whose black ponytail trailed down her back almost all the way to her blue No. 1. They stared out at left-center field, where an American flag hung limp on a hot, sunny day in the San Fernando Valley. A recorded version of the national anthem crackled from the speakers.

It looked and sounded like the start of any other high school baseball game in suburban America. You had to look closely to see that it wasn’t just two short right-handers on the mound. By the time it was over, it felt as if it was something more meaningful.

Sementelli pitched a masterful complete game, the best of her short high school career. Birmingham won 6-1, but this wasn’t about a nonleague high school baseball game. It was about gender and competition and what’s possible…

Video: Female pitchers Marti Sementelli and Ghazaleh Sailors make the day meaningful – ESPN Los Angeles

Video: ESPN High School LA North: Marti Sementelli: Girls take the mound for Birmingham, San Marcos baseball teams

Video: ESPN High School LA North: Marti Sementelli: Girls take the mound for Birmingham, San Marcos baseball teams

LAKE BALBOA – When Marti Sementelli was 5 years old, she started playing baseball in the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Parks and Recreation league. When she was 7, she started pitching in Little League.

On Saturday, the 18-year-old Birmingham senior will start for her high school baseball team against San Marcos from Santa Barbara.

She will be going up against senior Ghazaleh Sailors in what is believed to be the first match-up of girl starters in a baseball game in California high school history.

There were 1,012 girls playing baseball on high school teams in the United States in 2008, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. California had the most girls playing baseball with 385, but none of them faced each other as opposing pitchers…

ESPN Marti Sementelli vs. Ghazaleh Sailors

ESPN Marti Sementelli vs. Ghazaleh Sailors

LAKE BALBOA, Calif. — When the lineup cards are handed in for this high school baseball game, something will be differerent.

The pitching matchup, come Saturday, between Marti Sementelli from Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa and Ghazaleh Sailors from San Marcos of Santa Barbara is sure to draw attention.

It is being considered the first time two girls have started against each other in a high school baseball game in California, and, as far as anyone knows, the nation. And, even though both pitchers are going to see more time as relievers as the season progresses, the two girls will be making history when they take the mound in the San Fernando Valley, 20 minutes north of Los Angeles…

On March 5, 2011, Marti Sementelli and Ghazaleh Sailors have the distinct honor of breaking down one of baseball’s gender barriers…

On March 5th Marti Sementelli and Ghazaleh Sailors have the distinct honor of breaking down one of baseball’s gender barriers, becoming the first females to start against each other in a high school baseball game. Please come to Birmingham High at 11 am on March 5th, to watch the San Marcos Royals and Birmingham Patriots go head to head. Please come and support history.

– Marti Sementelli on YouTube

– Sailors playing ball for U.S. women’s team | Presidio Sports – Santa Barbara’s Local Sports News

– A look back at the year for the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, Marti and Ghazaleh Sailors as team mates.

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Marti Sementelli – Aspiration Happens – Nike

Marti Sementelli – Aspiration Happens – Nike

Martina Sementelli – Birmingham Community Charter High School Baseball – Varsity Roster – Winter 2010-11

Martina Sementelli – Birmingham Community Charter High School Baseball – Varsity Roster – Winter 2010-11

Martina Sementelli Baseball Profile – Birmingham High School 09-10 – MaxPreps

Martina Sementelli Baseball Profile – Birmingham High School 09-10 – MaxPreps

Marti Sementelli: LA teen tries out for USA Baseball Women’s National Team : Girls Sports Life & Style|PrettyTough.com

Marti Sementelli: LA teen tries out for USA Baseball Women’s National Team : Girls Sports Life & Style|PrettyTough.com

USA Baseball has announced the names of the 32 players who have received invitations to the 2010 Women’s National Team Trials, scheduled to be held August 2-5 in Cary, N.C. at the USA Baseball National Training Complex (NTC). The Women’s Trials roster was selected following six regional tryouts held across the country throughout June and July…