Girls Behind Rooftop Tennis Clip Got to Play Against Federer – Adweek

Barilla creates a once-in-a-lifetime moment for young fans whose video tallied millions of views.
— Read on www.adweek.com/agencies/roger-federer-surprised-2-girls-with-a-match-after-their-quarantine-tennis-video-blew-up/

The Rock and Dany Garcia Are Buying the XFL – Adweek

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the month, pending bankruptcy court approval.
— Read on www.adweek.com/tv-video/dwayne-johnson-the-rock-johnson-dany-garcia-buy-xlf-bankrupt/

White Sox-Cardinals Field of Dreams game canceled – Chicago Sun-Times

The White Sox were scheduled to play the Cardinals in an Iowa cornfield.
— Read on chicago.suntimes.com/white-sox/2020/8/3/21353111/white-sox-cardinals-field-of-dreams-game-cancelled

Opinion | Baseball Is Playing for Its Life, and Ours – The New York Times

An outbreak of infections soon after reopening has struck a blow at more than just the Marlins.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/08/02/opinion/baseball-coronavirus-Marlins.html

A historic milestone: U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical air pilot earns ‘Wings of Gold’

The U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical aircraft pilot, Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle, received her “Wings of Gold” Friday, marking a historic milestone for naval aviation.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/historic-milestone-u-s-navy-s-first-black-female-tactical-n1235588

Why Is Jessica Mendoza Still Calling MLB Games?

Former softball star and ESPN commentator Jessica Mendoza is a controversial figure among baseball fans. Why does Mendoza still call games?
— Read on www.sportscasting.com/

Paving a Path, Women in Baseball: Kate Townley – Minnesota Twins – Articles – Articles – Twins Daily

While women are vastly underrepresented throughout the game, it’s also worth noting that talented individuals are present in virtually every organization. The Minnesota Twins aren’t an exception here. Kate Townley was immediately offered up as…
— Read on twinsdaily.com/articles.html/_/minnesota-twins-news/minnesota-twins/paving-a-path-women-in-baseball-kate-townley-r9616

Every sport has a coronavirus plan. MLB’s lasted four days. – The Washington Post

Sports can’t be played safely in a country that doesn’t value public health
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/27/every-sport-has-coronavirus-plan-mlbs-lasted-four-days/

Lindsay Hecox finds herself at center of Idaho transgender sports lawsuit – The Washington Post

19-year old Lindsay Hecox of Boise State is part of a federal lawsuit against Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. “I just want the chance to run,” Hecox says.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/27/idaho-transgender-sports-lawsuit-hecox-v-little-hb-500/

Miami Marlins coronavirus outbreak: Home opener canceled, team forced to stay in Philadelphia – The Washington Post

The outbreak potentially has far-reaching consequences in MLB and would affect not only the Marlins, but other teams as well.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/26/marlins-delay-return-miami-after-apparent-coronavirus-outbreak-among-players/

WNBA Players Walk Out During National Anthem

“We’re dedicating this season to Breonna Taylor,” said New York Liberty player Layshia Clarendon.
— Read on www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lamvo/wnba-players-walk-out-during-anthem

Gabe Kapler responds to President Trump’s tweet on Giants kneeling | NBCS Bay Area

Kapler and the Giants won’t back down from anyone who disagrees with their choice.
— Read on www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/gabe-kapler-responds-president-trumps-tweet-giants-kneeling

Baseball Players Take Knee on Opening Day to Pay Tribute to Black Lives Matter | Democracy Now!

Baseball Players Take Knee on Opening Day to Pay Tribute to Black Lives Matter | Democracy Now!
— Read on www.democracynow.org/2020/7/24/headlines/baseball_players_take_knee_on_opening_day_to_pay_tribute_to_black_lives_matter

The mysterious Ms. Marble: Tennis and gender equality trailblazer – New York Daily News

The United States Lawn Tennis Association considered tennis a game for gifted amateurs. Ladies and gentlemen didn’t play it for money. Well, working-class Alice Marble disagreed.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-alice-marble-book-20200724-3pxomdxg5bdqbgjide2sxun7ia-story.html

Roy and Wanda Williams donate over $600,000 to fund scholarships for spring athletes – The Daily Tar Heel

The donation will go to fund scholarships for student-athletes in spring sports including men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s outdoor track, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s golf. 
— Read on www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/07/roy-and-wanda-williams-donation-to-unc-spring-sport-athletes-seasons-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus

The legend of the baseball glove – StarTribune.com

In the heart of every American there is a special place for a special piece of cowhide.
— Read on www.startribune.com/memories-the-legend-of-the-baseball-glove/571853911/

Readers Write: Remembering history, police reform, baseball memories – StarTribune.com

A beloved glove and game
Women have baseball-glove stories, too (“The legend of the baseball glove,” Opinion Exchange, July 22). I grew up in a neighborhood where pickup baseball games after dinner were a several-nights-a-week occurrence.
— Read on www.startribune.com/readers-write-remembering-history-police-reform-baseball-memories/571899492/

Opinion | A salute to the Negro Leagues – The Washington Post

The quality of Major League Baseball was diminished in the absence of the league’s stars.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-salute-to-the-negro-leagues/2020/07/24/500b3c1c-cdc9-11ea-91f1-28aca4d833a0_story.html

Giants coach Alyssa Nakken’s long walk to 1st base historic step for women in baseball | CBC Sports

Alyssa Nakken is the first female on a major league coaching staff and even worked at first base for part of Monday’s exhibition game in Oakland, then started at the spot a night later in San Francisco.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/mlb-alyssa-nakken-san-francisco-coach-1.5660059

Yankees, White Sox to play at Field of Dreams

The Yankees and White Sox will play a game at the famed Field of Dreams in Iowa next season following the construction of a temporary, 8,000-seat ballpark.
— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27345869/yankees-white-sox-play-field-dreams

World War II gave ‘girls’ a shot at pro baseball, but at first the focus was on looks – The Washington Post

The women’s sport grew to 10 teams and developed fans “because we played good baseball.”
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/world-war-ii-gave-girls-a-shot-at-pro-baseball-but-at-first-the-focus-was-on-looks/2020/05/20/8a71dc3a-8a4e-11ea-8ac1-bfb250876b7a_story.html

Former baseball player Devakrupa dead

Devakrupa, retired Physical Director of Kasturba Gandhi College for Women, Marredpally, Secunderabad and also Ex. Executive Committee member of Andhra Pradesh Baseball Association, passed away here on Tuesday.
— Read on telanganatoday.com/former-baseball-player-devakrupa-dead

The unknown history of Seneca Falls, a seminal moment in the women’s suffrage movement

Discover how eight different historical figures experienced the famous Seneca Falls convention.
— Read on www.evoke.org/articles/april-2020/deep-dives/unkown-history-seneca-falls-seminal-moment-womens-suffrage

Embracing Change is Crucial in Restarting High School Sports, Performing Arts – NFHS

Embracing Change is Crucial in Restarting High School Sports, Performing Arts
— Read on www.nfhs.org/articles/embracing-change-is-crucial-in-restarting-high-school-sports-performing-arts/

A new day in sports: Owners don’t have to agree with players, but they must listen. – The Washington Post

Pro athletes are recognizing their leverage, so those who own the teams don’t have to agree with their view, but they must respect them.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/22/new-day-sports-owners-dont-have-agree-with-players-they-must-listen/

Farmlink

Fighting Hunger and Restoring Jobs during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
— Read on thefarmlinkproject.org/

MLB pitcher says he’s using his platform to ‘implement change’ a – WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

By Alicia Lee, CNN As the National Anthem rang out across the baseball field Monday, Los Angeles Angels’ relief pitcher Keynan Middleton took a knee and raised his fist, adding his voice…
— Read on www.wrcbtv.com/story/42394642/mlb-pitcher-says-hes-using-his-platform-to-implement-change-after-kneeling-during-the-national-anthem

Hard Thrower: Genna Roark Opens Eyes On 10-Year-Old Godfrey Boys Baseball Squad | RiverBender.com

VIDEO OF PITCHER GENNA ROARK:GODFREY – Genna Roark is doing something most girls don’t do at age 10, she is a star pitcher for a boys baseball team
— Read on www.riverbender.com/articles/details/hard-thrower-genna-roark-opens-eyes-on-10yearold-godfrey-boys-baseball-squad-43245.cfm

Alyssa Nakken gets practice as 1st-base coach for Giants | MLB.com

Player development will be a major theme for the Giants this season, but manager Gabe Kapler is making sure members of his coaching staff have an opportunity to advance their own personal growth as well.
In that spirit, the Giants had Alyssa Nakken, the first full-time female coach on a
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/alyssa-nakken-gets-practice-as-1st-base-coach-for-giants

‘Rosie the Riveter’ Mae Krier once made red bandannas. Now she makes coronavirus face masks with the same cloth. – The Washington Post

Since the war against the coronavirus started, Mae Krier shifted her energy from making Rosie bandannas to Rosie face masks, cut from the same cotton cloth.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/07/21/mae-krier-rosie-riveter/

Gabe Kapler takes a knee, and Trump tweets ‘the game is over for me’ – The Washington Post

After Gabe Kapler and several players took a knee Monday night, the president said the display was “a sign of great disrespect for our Country and our Flag.”
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/21/giants-manager-takes-knee-during-anthem-trump-tweets-game-is-over-me/

Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female coach in MLB history

The Giants made Alyssa Nakken the first female coach on an MLB staff Thursday. She will be in uniform, will travel, throw batting practice and hit fungoes, manager Gabe Kapler said.
— Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28498408/giants-make-alyssa-nakken-first-female-coach-mlb-history

USA Baseball Updates 2020 On-Field Schedule

USA Baseball Updates 2020 On-Field Schedule
— Read on aroundtherings.com/site/A__100467/Title__USA-Baseball-Updates-2020-On-Field-Schedule/292/Articles

‘Why is it that the white man took control of baseball and said that’s for them?’

Ernest Fann lives in Birmingham, on a dead-end street down near Valley Creek. As the days go by, and he’s home during the coronavirus pandemic, he has something he wonders about.

— Read on deadspin.com/why-is-it-that-the-white-man-took-control-of-baseball-a-1844433773

“… an enthusiastic and loving father to his 17 year old daughter Grace Sandretti, with whom he shared a love of baseball…” David Sandretti 1960 – 2020 – Obituary

…an enthusiastic and loving father to his 17 year old daughter Grace Sandretti, with whom he shared a love of baseball. He devoted much of his spare time to coaching Grace, whether she wanted him to or not, and being her biggest fan. He encouraged Grace to play little league baseball and by doing so, she was one of the few of her cohort to break the gender barrier and pave the way for an all-girl baseball team. For many years, he coached Grace’s Cap City Little League team and became affectionately known by players and parents alike as Coach David…
— Read on www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx

Building on History: From Alcatraz to Dodger Stadium – Dodger Yard

An in-depth look at the 2020 Dodger Stadium renovation and the people working behind-the-scenes to get it done. Take a peek into our new Blue Heaven.
— Read on dodgeryard.com/2020/07/16/building-on-history-from-alcatraz-to-chavez-ravine-dodger-stadium-renovations-baseball/

Women in Baseball Week – A worldwide celebration of women and girls in baseball

Women in Baseball Week – A worldwide celebration of women and girls in baseball
— Read on womeninbaseballweek.org/

This Woman Inspired One of the First Hit Video Games by Mapping the World’s Longest Cave | by Claire L. Evans | Jul, 2020 | OneZero

The longest cave in the world is in central Kentucky. Its limestone passages stretch 400 miles beneath the earth in twisting patterns as intricate as the roots of the ancient hickory forests above…
— Read on onezero.medium.com/the-woman-who-inspired-one-of-the-first-hit-video-games-by-mapping-the-worlds-longest-cave-ef572ccde6d2

national youth sports week Archives – Global Sports Development

national youth sports week Archives – Global Sports Development
— Read on globalsportsdevelopment.org/tag/national-youth-sports-week/

National School Sport Week at Home | Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports teamed up to unite the country through sport this summer with National School Sport Week At Home. With more than 7,500 registrants signed up to take part it was a brilliant week full of fun and activity. Read on to find out more about what went down.
— Read on www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home

National Youth Sports Week | National Council of Youth Sports

National Youth Sports Week | National Council of Youth Sports
— Read on www.ncys.org/advocacy/national-youth-sports-week/

Alternative Baseball hoping to establish local league for players with autism

The pandemic put the brakes on many traditional spring activities, but now sports like baseball are back. And one group is working to make sure teens and adults with autism and other special needs get a chance to play.
— Read on www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/alternative-baseball-hoping-to-establish-local-league-for-players-with-autism

Chicago’s Starring Role in the Creation of Baseball’s Negro Leagues, 100 Years Ago | WTTW Chicago

Chicago looms large in the creation of baseball’s Negro Leagues, for reasons both positive and negative. One influential player-manager spearheaded the creation of the Negro National League 100 years ago; another helped solidify the sport’s color line decades earlier.
— Read on interactive.wttw.com/playlist/2020/07/15/baseball-negro-leagues-100-anniversary

Laval girls baseball team cries foul after dispute with local league | CBC News

Les Tornades de Laval were told to prove they could play at the peewee A level by playing an exhibition game. They tied their opponent — but were still relegated to B.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/laval-tornades-girls-baseball-dispute-1.5650735

Overlooked alleyways becoming ‘beautified’ thanks to women’s art initiative | wzzm13.com

Work begins on the ‘Women’s Way’ public art initiative in Grand Rapids. Murals are intentionally being painted to honor historic local women leaders.
— Read on www.wzzm13.com/article/news/local/grand-rapids-central/alleyways-grand-rapids-womens-way-art-initiative/69-f4db9ccd-0821-4730-a979-d7057b1a0786

Paving a Path, Women in Baseball: Emily Waldon – Minnesota Twins – Articles – Articles – Twins Daily

Like Britt Ghiroli before her, Waldon too is employed by the Athletic. While Ghiroli focuses on the Washington Nationals, Waldon is centered around the Detroit Tigers but branches out far beyond a traditional beat. She’s a prospect guru, knowin…
— Read on twinsdaily.com/articles.html/_/minnesota-twins-news/minnesota-twins/paving-a-path-women-in-baseball-emily-waldon-r9556

‘The Violin Players:’ A Jewish Girl’s High School Introduction to Anti-Semitism

The following article is a sponsored feature. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to travel the country to speak to audiences of all ages. Without
— Read on jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/books/318783/the-violin-players-a-jewish-girls-high-school-introduction-to-anti-semitism/

Alternative Baseball League could be coming to Lincoln – KLKN-TV

Alternative Baseball League could be coming to Lincoln – KLKN-TV
— Read on www.klkntv.com/alternative-baseball-league-could-be-coming-to-lincoln/

Watch Pablo Sandoval pitch at Giants Summer Camp on Oracle Park mound | NBCS Bay Area

Gabe Kapler will get creative with his pitching, but will he really take it this far?
— Read on www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/watch-pablo-sandoval-pitch-giants-summer-camp-oracle-park-mound

A’s, Giants working to kick their spitting, high-fiving, finger-licking habits – SFChronicle.com

New MLB protocols outlawing spitting, chewing sunflower seeds, high-fives and other actions aim at making baseball safer amid the coronavirus pandemic while requiring players to unlearn longstanding habits.
— Read on www.sfchronicle.com/athletics/article/A-s-Giants-working-to-kick-their-spitting-15405183.php