‘Kevin Costner was in the movie with me’ – Cardinals broadcaster Horton on ‘Field of Dreams’ anniversary | Benjamin Hochman | stltoday.com

“Daddy, what’s a southpaw?”
— Read on www.stltoday.com/content/tncms/live/

Cowley student to receive Teen in Sports and Teen of Choice Awards

Cowley College freshman Dachye’ Stubbs will be returning home to the Bahamas to receive a pair of prestigious awards from the Purpose Awareness foundation.
— Read on www.cowley.edu/news/releases/2018_19/041919-cowley-student-to-receive-teen-in-sports-and-teen-of-choice-awards.html

Mom creates viral photo series of girls as athletes and princesses

An Alabama mom rejected the notion that girls could not be a girly-girl and an athlete. The photographer created a series showing girls could be both.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2019/04/19/mom-creates-viral-photo-series-girls-athletes-and-princesses-showing-they-can-choose-both/3506209002/

At Round Rock Christian, baseball is not just for the boys – Sports – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

ROUND ROCK — Jasmyn Aguado knew what her new teammates were thinking.The freshman for the Round Rock Christian Academy baseball team was camped under a lazy fly ball during a sunny afternoon practice in February. Unfortunately, the ball missed her mitt and cracked her between the eyes, creating a bloody mess and a dull thud that could be heard clear across the field.Why do we have a girl playing on our baseball team?Who taught her how to catch?She should just stick to softball.Of course,
— Read on www.statesman.com/sports/20190419/at-round-rock-christian-baseball-is-not-just-for-boys

Hopkins Academy baseball player defying the social norm | News | westernmassnews.com

HADLEY, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Hopkins Academy Junior Thea Hanscom has always had a calling for the game of baseball.
— Read on www.westernmassnews.com/content/tncms/live/

Colorado female baseball coach breaks barriers while pregnant

Jaelyn Manzanares has never met another woman who coaches high school baseball.
— Read on www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/high-school/baseball/2019/04/19/colorado-female-baseball-coach-breaks-barriers-while-pregnant/3520182002/

Price criticizes MLB for teams idle on Jackie Robinson Day | CTV News

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day.
— Read on www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/sports/price-criticizes-mlb-for-teams-idle-on-jackie-robinson-day-1.4385211

SFU softball player takes the ball — the baseball — for Scottish team | Burnaby Now

The journey from the pitching mound to home plate can sometimes be a long process of signs, checks and grips. It’s a lot longer when the route goes from Delta to Douglas College to SFU to . . .
— Read on www.burnabynow.com/sports/sfu-softball-player-takes-the-ball-the-baseball-for-scottish-team-1.23795907

“Play Ball” Junior Baseball and Pony Tail Open Season Together | TAPinto

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club and the South Plainfield Girls Pony Tail Association were ready. The Saturday early morning rain did not put a damper on the day’s…
— Read on www.tapinto.net/towns/south-plainfield/articles/play-ball-junior-baseball-and-pony-tail-open-season-together

Aberdeen Express’ Marina becomes first woman to start at pitcher in Scottish National League baseball match – Evening Express

Aberdeen Express’ Marina becomes first woman to start at pitcher in Scottish National League baseball match – Evening Express
— Read on www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/sport/local-sport/marina-aims-for-express-route-to-help-women-into-baseball1/

Local ballplayer breaks gender barriers in baseball | WGFL

One local athlete is proving that baseball isn’t just for the boys. Emma Mansfield is the only girl on her middle school baseball team at P. K. Yonge and her local travel ball team, Gatorball Baseball Academy. “She’s one of the better players on the team if not the best player on the team,” said P. K. Yonge coach Rob Brunson. Emma began her baseball journey at the age of four after watching her older brother play. She then started playing competitively at age seven.
— Read on mycbs4.com/sports/content/local-ballplayer-breaks-gender-barriers-in-baseball

Center for New Music | Tracking Series #3 Women Composers and Gender Equity

A gathering space and resource center for new music in San Francisco, comprising performance/rehearsal spaces, offices and co-working space, and a curated performance series.
— Read on centerfornewmusic.com/tracking-series-3-women-composers-and-gender-equity/

Bladen County girl gets MLB to take notice – The North State Journal

Bladen County girl gets MLB to take notice – The North State Journal
— Read on nsjonline.com/article/2019/04/bladen-county-girl-gets-mlb-to-take-notice/

Boy Scouts Are Just Scouts Now, and That’s Making Girl Scouts Mad – Bloomberg

The 100-year-old organizations are prepared to take their battle over self-identity to court.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-04-17/boy-scouts-are-just-scouts-now-and-that-s-making-girl-scouts-mad

Haiyan Tanner inspires at Trailblazer Series | MLB.com

COMPTON, Calif. — Haiyan Tanner is just like any other precocious, engaging, athletically gifted kid.
The 13-year-old plays baseball and basketball and excels at both, and though she also played lacrosse for a while a few years ago, baseball is her preferred sport.
So there was nothing unusual about the
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/haiyan-tanner-inspires-at-trailblazer-series

Women in sports today are shattering the old glass ceiling | The Kansas City Star

Women in sports today aren’t just breaking the glass ceiling, they’re shattering it.
— Read on www.kansascity.com/sports/article229333179.html

Female Tsawwassen teen makes pitch for big leagues | Vancouver Sun

Marika Lysczcyk has been playing baseball with boys since she was six. And she hopes to continue playing college ball with the men next year
— Read on vancouversun.com/news/local-news/tsawwassen-young-woman-pitcher-makes-pitch-for-mens-college-ball

An interview with Veronica Alvarez, the A’s first female Spring Training coach | MLB.com

The Official Site of Major League Baseball
— Read on www.mlb.com/cut4/an-interview-with-veronica-alvarez-the-a-s-first-female-spring-training-coach

The Average Umpire Is Almost 50. The Best Ones Might Be in Their 30s. – WSJ

A recent study found that the umpires who missed the most ball/strike calls had more than 20 years of experience, while the best umpires averaged just six years on the job.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/the-average-umpire-is-almost-50-the-best-ones-might-be-in-their-30s-11555431301

Bedford’s Maggie Foxx, 13, has a passion for baseball | Sports | unionleader.com

Maggie Foxx had no idea some random web surfing would lead to the opportunity of a lifetime, but that’s how she ended up at Dodger Stadium on Friday night.
— Read on www.unionleader.com/content/tncms/live/

R-Phils’ broadcaster 1 of 5 women calling minor league games – WFMZ

There’s a unique sound coming out of FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.
— Read on www.wfmz.com/news/berks/r-phils-broadcaster-1-of-5-women-calling-minor-league-games/1069400703

Major League Baseball working toward a diverse workplace

While making great strides with its outreach programs, Major League Baseball still had a mixed year in diversity hiring.
— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26528883/major-league-baseball-working-diverse-workplace

The Pawtucket Slaterettes – A Rhode Island Tradition of Girls and Women’s Baseball Excellence – The RIBBE

The Pawtucket Slaterettes – A Rhode Island Tradition of Girls and Women’s Baseball Excellence – The RIBBE
— Read on theribbe.com/2018/10/22/the-pawtucket-slaterettes-a-rhode-island-tradition-of-girls-and-womens-baseball-excellence/

Trailblazer Series for girls gets underway

Trailblazer Series for girls gets underway
— Read on www.mlb.com/amp/news/trailblazer-series-for-girls-gets-underway.html

Punjabi varsity win baseball title

Punjabi varsity win baseball title
— Read on www.tribuneindia.com/mobi/news/chandigarh/punjabi-varsity-win-baseball-title/758121.html

Mashable: Brie Larson has a strong stance on the gender pay gap

Brie Larson has a strong stance on the gender pay gap
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Here’s her advice for women. Read the full story

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Mashable: Meet Katie Bouman, one of the scientists who helped capture the first black hole image

Meet Katie Bouman, one of the scientists who helped capture the first black hole image – Mashable

Her reaction is absolutely heartwarming. Read the full story

Women Are A Rare Sight In Royals’ Front Office, Around MLB. It’s Something The League Wants To Fix

Major League Baseball is staring down a gender problem. And despite initiatives meant to bring more women into its dugouts, executive offices and broadcast

Source: Women Are A Rare Sight In Royals’ Front Office, Around MLB. It’s Something The League Wants To Fix

#TheBaseballLife

#TheBaseballLife
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Kathy Weber used to be the only female team doctor in Major League Baseball. Now, she’s 1 of 3. – Chicago Tribune

Kathy Weber used to be the only female team doctor in Major League Baseball. Now, she’s 1 of 3. – Chicago Tribune
— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-white-sox-kathy-weber-female-team-doctor-20190411-story.html

OUR VIEW: Community wins with diverse Sports HOF class

Two years ago we criticized the Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame for a general lack of diversity in its inductees, particularly over the past 10 years. Over that decade, 42 individuals were inducted, but just two of them were women and three were African-Americans.At the time, then-president Lou Parrotta argued that in order to elect and induct women and minorities – or anyone for that matter – they first had to be nominated.Fair enough. We agreed with Parrotta that it was the the

Source: OUR VIEW: Community wins with diverse Sports HOF class

March in time to lead baseball boom

In a duel between hitter and pitcher, a lot of things get processed over mere seconds of a pitch. Burnaby’s Emma March dreams of that situation, where the count and the variables of what her . . .

Source: March in time to lead baseball boom

Abbotsford’s Raine Padgham continues baseball rise – Abbotsford News

Pink-haired female flamethrower receiving loads of attention at age 13

Source: Abbotsford’s Raine Padgham continues baseball rise – Abbotsford News

WooSox ballpark designer says women bring a ‘different perspective’

WORCESTER — Janet Marie Smith may be a central figure in the future home of baseball in Worcester, but she says she came to the game through the “back door.”Ms. Smith, a design and planning adviser to the Pawtucket Red Sox, told about 800 people attending the Women’s Leadership Conference at the DCU Center that she had no baseball expertise when she was hired to work on the development of Camden Yards ballpark in Baltimore nearly 30 years ago.But Larry Lucchino,

Source: WooSox ballpark designer says women bring a ‘different perspective’

“She’s just a part of the team…”

She’s just a part of the team
— Read on – story begins in lower part of article: www.dailyherald.com/sports/20190410/being-blind-is-no-deterrent-for-addison-trail-runner-zuniga

Perth Heat throw support behind proposed national women’s baseball league | Community News Group

Perth Heat have thrown their support behind a proposed women’s baseball league and are planning to ensure they can provide adequate facilities.
— Read on www.communitynews.com.au/canning-times/sport/perth-heat-throw-support-behind-proposed-national-womens-baseball-league/

Front Office Sports on Twitter: “A look at the 2018 Red Sox World Series ring. 💎 Details include: – 21 custom-cut genuine rubies to form the Boston B logo – 128 diamonds in two rows on the side to honor the 119 franchise-record wins in 2018 and the 9 World Series titles now held by the Red Sox https://t.co/es2X8aUJXk” / Twitter

Front Office Sports on Twitter: “A look at the 2018 Red Sox World Series ring. 💎 Details include: – 21 custom-cut genuine rubies to form the Boston B logo – 128 diamonds in two rows on the side to honor the 119 franchise-record wins in 2018 and the 9 World Series titles now held by the Red Sox https://t.co/es2X8aUJXk” / Twitter
— Read on mobile.twitter.com/frntofficesport/status/1115668827210158085

Walk Up | MLB.com Entertainment

The Official Site of Major League Baseball
— Read on www.mlb.com/entertainment/walk-up

Student Athlete of the Week – Carlie Williams – KESQ

Palm Desert senior Carlie Williams is a future Division 1 athlete for the Aztecs. She says her journey to softball success began ten years ago at home.
— Read on www.kesq.com/sports/local-sports-events/student-athlete-of-the-week-carlie-williams/1067432873

Sacramento Girl Takes Step Toward Professional Baseball Dream | FOX40

SACRAMENTO — While some wonder if women will ever be allowed to play in Major League Baseball, one Sacramento girl is taking one step closer toward that dream. For 11-year-old Zoe Pham, playing baseball professionally is not an impossible dream.
— Read on fox40.com/2019/04/09/sacramento-girl-takes-step-toward-professional-baseball-dream/

With no softball team at ACHS, girl joins baseball squad for senior season

On a sunny afternoon the Abilene Christian High School Panthers take the diamond. One player stands out. “It’s different being on a team full of guys,” says senior Hannah Crockett. Hannah is the girl on the baseball team. She had played softball since she was eight years old, but when her family moved from Cross Plains to Abilene before her senior year softball wasn’t an option. The small private school currently doesn’t have a softball team.

Source: With no softball team at ACHS, girl joins baseball squad for senior season

New diamond welcome for growing baseball program in Stephenville | Baseball | Sports | The Western Star

Ten-year-old Peyton Flynn thinks it going to be nice to have an actual baseball field in Stephenville.

The avid ball player, who has been playing second base for the past five years, said it’s going to be great for him and his team to have
— Read on www.thewesternstar.com/sports/baseball/new-diamond-welcome-for-growing-baseball-program-in-stephenville-299466/

Trump cancels MLB deal to allow Cuban players without defection

The Trump administration canceled an agreement that would have allowed Cuban baseball players to play in the MLB without having to give up their citizenship.

Source: Trump cancels MLB deal to allow Cuban players without defection

Cubs remove ‘No Women Admitted’ art amid backlash for being viewed as

A sign in the Wrigley Field press box intended to “illustrate and acknowledge” the past is history after some viewed it as offensive.

Source: Cubs remove ‘No Women Admitted’ art amid backlash for being viewed as

Major League Baseball Is Trying To Bring More Women Into Front Offices And Fields

MLB is on par with other professional leagues on gender diversity, but women say they still feel the need to justify themselves. “There’s a lot to do,” says MLB’s chief diversity officer.

Source: Major League Baseball Is Trying To Bring More Women Into Front Offices And Fields

A Pitch revival is the perfect carrot to keep This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman

With so many balls in the air amid the showrunner juggling game and the Disney-20th TV merger, reviving Pitch might be a home run for Disney.
— Read on fansided.com/2019/04/05/pitch-reboot-rumors-this-is-us-dan-fogelman-nbc/

Week 1 baseball hot takes: A marriage pitch, a slew of no-hitters and lots more | NJ.com

Week 1 baseball hot takes: A marriage pitch, a slew of no-hitters and lots more | NJ.com
— Read on expo.nj.com/sports/g66l-2019/04/9418eff4765026/week-1-baseball-hot-takes-a-marriage-pitch-a-slew-of-nohitters-and-lots-more.html

Little League began play 80 years ago in empty lot | Our Cecil | cecildaily.com

ELKTON — As the 2019 Little League Baseball season begins here in Cecil County, the children and young men and women playing here will not be alone. They will be
— Read on www.cecildaily.com/content/tncms/live/

WrestleMania: History beckons for WWE’s biggest female stars

WrestleMania is the biggest night of WWE’s year and has been building to a match featuring superstars Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2019/04/05/wrestlemania-history-beckons-for-wwes-biggest-female-stars.html

Baseball to go on at local Ivy Tech | Colleges | The Journal Gazette

They’ll continue to play ball at Ivy Tech after this season.
Following the acceptance of a resolution by the board of Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne campus Mo …
— Read on www.journalgazette.net/sports/colleges/20190407/baseball-to-go-on-at-local-ivy-tech