Beyond Toni Stone: 6 more Bay Area women who helped shape the world | Datebook

Toni Stone is in uniform for the New Orleans Creoles. The first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues is the subject of a play…
— Read on datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/beyond-toni-stone-six-more-bay-area-women-who-helped-shape-the-world

‘Toni Stone’ spotlights the first female ballplayer in the old Negro Leagues | Datebook

Lydia R. Diamond knows her way around a family drama written for the stage. Her…
— Read on datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/toni-stone-spotlights-the-first-female-ballplayer-in-the-old-negro-leagues

Area author pens novel with baseball flair | Local Sports | ricentral.com

jbissonnette@pawtuckettimes.com
— Read on www.ricentral.com/content/tncms/live/

Grab Your Glass of Milk — A History of Oreos in Hoboken – Hoboken Girl

Believe it or not, the famous and delicious Oreo cookie has some very strong historical connections to Hoboken — find out the full history.
— Read on www.hobokengirl.com/oreo-day-hoboken-history/

Texas Rangers Youth Academy Notebook: Daisy Armendariz Chases Baseball Dreams at Academy | MLB.com

Daisy Armendariz was only 4 years old when she decided baseball would be her sport.
Her dad, Steven Armendariz, had signed his daughter up for spring soccer, and the pair would walk by the baseball fields on their way to the soccer fields.
“After one soccer game we’re walking by,
— Read on www.mlb.com/press-release/texas-rangers-youth-academy-notebook-daisy-armendariz-chases-baseball-dreams-at-

More female athletes are resisting the call of softball to stick with baseball – Chicago Tribune

While the number of girls playing baseball into their teens appears to be growing, the attraction of softball, with its hundreds of college scholarships, is still strong. Some signs indicate that might be changing.
— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-girls-baseball-youth-high-school-chicago-20200306-drgnps4oqrgkfk344yog65t4ci-story.html

Madeline ‘Maddy’ English: ‘All-American Girls Professional Baseball League’ – Everett Independent

Madeline ‘Maddy’ English: ‘All-American Girls Professional Baseball League’ – Everett Independent
— Read on everettindependent.com/2020/03/04/madeline-maddy-english-all-american-girls-professional-baseball-league/

More female athletes are pursuing baseball – Chicago Tribune

More than two dozen girls, ages 13-18, participated in the workout organized by Major League Baseball. Some of the girls will be selected for the first-ever Girls Baseball Elite Development Invitational, a one-week program geared toward providing elite training and instruction. “Women have played baseball since the game began, but with the exception of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the World War II-era league immortalized by the movie “A League of Their Own,” that participation is not well-known, said Kat Williams, a Marshall University professor who specializes in the history of women’s sports.
— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/visuals/ct-girls-baseball-photos-viz-20200305-hkeu6tpgczcnzamcswhfqwngfm-photogallery.html

Yankees to hold moment of silence for fallen female scout

Yankees to hold moment of silence for fallen female scout
— Read on www-nj-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nj.com/yankees/2020/03/yankees-to-hold-moment-of-silence-for-fallen-female-scout.html

The BASE – Using Baseball and Sports to Change Children’s Lives

The BASE – Using Baseball and Sports to Change Children’s Lives
— Read on thebase.org/

Grand Rapids resident Minnie Forbes is part of Negro Leagues baseball history | Michigan Radio

Grand Rapids isn’t a big-league baseball town, but a living part of baseball history calls it home. Minnie Forbes is the last surviving owner of a Negro
— Read on www.michiganradio.org/post/grand-rapids-resident-minnie-forbes-part-negro-leagues-baseball-history

Twins strength coach Andrea Hayden blazes her own path | Bemidji Pioneer

Twins strength coach Andrea Hayden blazes her own path | Bemidji Pioneer
— Read on www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/baseball/4976891-Twins-strength-coach-Andrea-Hayden-blazes-her-own-path

Bipartisan group of senators working to save minor league baseball teams – WOAY – TV

Bipartisan group of senators working to save minor league baseball teams – WOAY – TV
— Read on woay.tv/bipartisan-group-of-senators-working-to-save-minor-league-baseball-teams/

Toni Stone made history as a baseball pioneer – Sports Illustrated

Stone set precedents for women in sports as the first female professional baseball player in history.
— Read on www.si.com/

#GirlsWithGame – Little League

#GirlsWithGame – Little League
— Read on www.littleleague.org/girls-with-game/

Little League® Celebrates Women’s History Month with Girls with Game Initiative – Little League

Little League® Celebrates Women’s History Month with Girls with Game Initiative – Little League
— Read on www.littleleague.org/news/little-league-celebrates-womens-history-month-with-girls-with-game-initiative/

Tony Reagins Is Spearheading The Black Baseball Explosion | The Shadow League

MLB’s 4th Black GM is shaping the game’s future as Executive VP of Baseball & Softball Development.
— Read on theshadowleague.com/tony-reagins-is-spearheading-the-black-baseball-explosion/

Bridget Venturi Veenema makes opportunity a focal point for girls’ baseball clinics | Medill Reports Chicago

Bridget Venturi Veenema makes opportunity a focal point for girls’ baseball clinics | Medill Reports Chicago
— Read on news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/bridget-venturi-veenema-makes-opportunity-a-focal-point-for-girls-baseball-clinics/

How college softball helped Jen Yorko learn to run a minor-league baseball team | NCAA.com

Former Lake Erie Storm DIII softball and soccer standout Jen Yorko was named the GM of the Cleveland Indians Class-A affiliate Lake County Captains. Let’s track her rise from the college softball field to the front office.
— Read on www.ncaa.com/news/softball/article/2020-02-28/how-college-softball-helped-jen-yorko-run-minor-league-baseball

Ohio lawmakers move to ban transgender athletes from girls and women’s sports – News – The Columbus Dispatch – Columbus, OH

Transgender women and girls couldn’t join their schools’ female soccer, field hockey or track teams if a bill introduced Tuesday by two Ohio Republicans becomes law.“Girls want the chance to play fair and win by the rules,” Rep. Jena Powell, R-Arcanum, said. “That opportunity is being ripped away from them by biological males competing in the same sport.”It’s a question high school sports associations across the country have tried to answer in recent
— Read on www.dispatch.com/news/20200225/ohio-lawmakers-move-to-ban-transgender-athletes-from-girls-and-womenrsquos-sports

Boys Baseball of Erie bids goodbye – Sports – GoErie.com – Erie, PA

Boys Baseball of Erie bids goodbye – Sports – GoErie.com – Erie, PA
— Read on www.goerie.com/sports/20200225/boys-baseball-of-erie-bids-goodbye

Making inclusive coaching decisions in major league baseball – The San Francisco Examiner

Last month, the Giants announced another change – they hired Alyssa Nakken as an assistant coach.
— Read on www.sfexaminer.com/news-columnists/making-inclusive-coaching-decisions-in-major-league-baseball/

Youth Women’s Queensland State Team 1 selected for 2020 Australian Youth Women’s Championships | Baseball Queensland

Youth Women’s Queensland State Team 1 selected for 2020 Australian Youth Women’s Championships | Baseball Queensland
— Read on www.baseballqueensland.com.au/youth-womens-queensland-state-team-1-selected-for-2020-australian-youth-womens-championships/

Crunchyroll – Girls Baseball TV Anime Tamayomi Reveals OP / ED Theme Song Performers

 
Tamayomi, an upcoming TV anime based on the sports manga by Mountain Pukuichi about a pair of girls who form a pitcher / catcher battery and revitalize their high school baseball club, is ge
— Read on www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2020/02/21-1/girls-baseball-tv-anime-tamayomi-reveals-op-ed-theme-song-performers

Tone Networks Partners With Braves to Empower Women Sports Execs | Observer

There’s an increase of females in sports executive roles, and they’re getting an assist from Tone Networks, an empowerment platform that has partnered with the Atlanta Braves.
— Read on observer.com/2020/02/atlanta-braves-tone-networks-female-sports-executives/

A MN Twin’s Coach First Woman to Hold this Position in MLB

Andrea Hayden is the strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Twins, and the first woman to hold this kind of position in MLB.
— Read on kdhlradio.com/minnesota-twins-strength-and-conditioning-coach-the-first-woman-to-hold-this-position-in-mlb/

Chante Adams To Star In A Re-imagining Of A League Of Their Own | MadameNoire

Chante Adams, known for her roles in “Roxanne, Roxanne” and “The Photograph,” Chante Adams has been tapped to star in a re-imagining of the classic film “A League Of Their Own.”
— Read on madamenoire.com/1134115/chante-adams-a-league-of-their-own/

Twins announce first 30 theme nights for 2020 season | WCCO

Minnesota Twins announced first 30 scheduled theme nights for the 2020 regular season at Target Field.
— Read on wccoradio.radio.com/articles/news/twins-announce-first-30-theme-nights-for-2020-season

George Krevsky Gallery Say Hey…The Art of Baseball is Back!

George Krevsky Gallery represents contemporary artists including Stacey Carter, Barry Gifford, Eric Grbich, Mervin Jules, Ken Kalman, David Lyle, Arthur K. Miller, Toby Tover, .
— Read on www.georgekrevskygallery.com/dynamic/exhibit_detail.asp

Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy As It Faces Hundreds Of Sex-Abuse Claims : NPR

The Boy Scouts of America has $1.4 billion in assets. The organization says it will use the Chapter 11 process to create a trust to provide compensation for victims.
— Read on www.npr.org/2020/02/18/806721827/boy-scouts-of-america-files-for-bankruptcy-as-it-faces-hundreds-of-sex-abuse-cla

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

Meet The Humboldt Park Gators, Chicago’s Only All-Girls Baseball Team – Block Club Chicago
— Read on blockclubchicago.org/2020/02/13/meet-the-humboldt-park-gators-chicagos-only-all-girls-baseball-team/

MLB GRIT: Girls ID Tour wraps in Chicago | MLB.com

Seventeen-year-old catcher Madison Femia, from Geneva, Ill., has had an opportunity to play with some of the country’s best players in girls baseball via MLB’s Trailblazers Series and Girls Baseball Breakthrough Series. Now she’s excited that other girls get to do the same.
Femia was among 30 girls
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-grit-girls-id-tour-wraps-in-chicago

Second Annual Baseball Day Arizona set for May 2nd | FOX Sports

The day begins at 9 a.m. in Chase Field with the “Baseball Day Arizona Girls Play Ball Clinic.” Open to girls ages 9-12, it’s a free Arizona Diamondbacks outreach initiative that promotes empowering girls and young women to get involved in the sport of baseball. Girls can sign up to participate at http://www.dbacks.com/girlsplayball.
— Read on www.foxsports.com/arizona/story/second-annual-baseball-day-arizona-set-for-may-2nd

MLB GRIT makes stop in New York | MLB.com

Alexia Jorge was 3 years old when she started playing baseball. When her father needed one more player for her 5-year-old brother’s T-ball team, he turned to his daughter, not knowing where it might lead.
Once Jorge started, there was no stopping her. From T-ball to
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-grit-makes-stop-in-new-york

‘There Are Biological Differences Between Males and Females’: Girl Athletes Fight for Fair Playing Field | CBN News

For the past several years, female high school athletes and their families across the country have been waking up to a growing reality: boys that identify as girls who want to compete against them.

— Read on www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/february/there-are-biological-differences-between-males-and-females-girl-athletes-fight-for-fair-playing-field

Eve Rosenbaum vowed to be the first girl at Ripken baseball camp. Now she’s blazing a trail in the Orioles front office. – Baltimore Sun

Eve Rosenbaum joined SABR at 13, played in the Eastern Women’s Baseball Conference, interned with the Red Sox and graduated from Harvard. It all led to the Bethesda native becoming the Orioles’ director of baseball development.
— Read on www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-eve-rosenbaum-20200214-f7nzucklpnfunf6kzjupccfcfy-story.html

We, Women: A Visual Rebellion by United Photo Industries — Kickstarter

United Photo Industries is raising funds for We, Women: A Visual Rebellion on Kickstarter!

Help build the largest social impact photo art project by womxn in the USA, fueling action on urgent issues of our time.
— Read on www.kickstarter.com/projects/upi/we-women-a-visual-rebellion

City of Ballarat encourages women and girls to participate in baseball – Australasian Leisure Management

City of Ballarat encourages women and girls to participate in baseball – Australasian Leisure Management
— Read on www.ausleisure.com.au/news/city-of-ballarat-encourages-women-and-girls-to-participate-in-baseball/

Junior becomes first girl to play varsity baseball in Cape Coral – ABC7 News

History is now in the books for Cape Coral High School’s Sophia Mathewson who became the first girl to play varsity baseball in school history. 
— Read on www.abc-7.com/story/41689754/junior-becomes-first-girl-to-play-varsity-baseball-in-cape-coral-high-school-history

Providing Opportunities for Women to Shine in Baseball – Baseball Reflections

The Little League World Series began in 1947. Since that time, there have been only 19 girls in the series. While that number seems shockingly low, it provides a clear picture of the disparaging lack of women in baseball. Girls can often play baseball when they’re younger, in a little league team. But, it seems […]
— Read on baseballreflections.com/2020/02/10/providing-opportunities-for-women-to-shine-in-baseball/

Equitable Park Funding Research & Strategies – City Parks Alliance

Learn from seven cities that are leading the way with data-driven approaches to guide park investments, engage communities, and build better parks for all.
— Read on cityparksalliance.org/equitable-park-funding/

2019 Organizational Award Winners Announced | USA Baseball

USA Baseball announced the recipients of its annual organizational awards on Tuesday, recognizing the top athletes, coaches and performances from its 2019 USA Baseball national teams.
— Read on www.usabaseball.com/news/2019-organizational-award-winners-announced/c-312238186

USA Baseball Announces 2020 Women’s National Team Staff | USA Baseball

USA Baseball announced the coaching staff for the 2020 Women’s National Team on Tuesday, highlighted by the return of 2019 USA Baseball Rod Dedeaux Coach of the Year and five-time Team USA alum, Veronica Alvarez, as the manager. The remaining members of the coaching staff from 2019 will also return to lead the program in 2020 with Reynol Mendoza serving as the team’s pitching coach and Manny Crespo, Sr. and Alex Oglesby as assistant coaches.
— Read on www.usabaseball.com/news/usa-baseball-announces-2020-womens-national-team-staff/c-312640226

Women’s National Open 2020 : USA Baseball

Women’s National Open 2020 in USA Baseball
— Read on usabaseball.leagueapps.com/events/1482670-womens-national-open-2020

2020 Trailblazer Series (Application) : MLB / USA Baseball Development Programs

2020 Trailblazer Series (Application) in MLB / USA Baseball Development Programs
— Read on www.mlbyouthplayerdevelopment.com/events/1523338-2020-trailblazer-series-application

MiLB FIELD Program | MiLB.com

MiLB FIELD Program | MiLB.com
— Read on www.milb.com/about/field-program

SF’s Nakken embraces role as first MLB female coach – The Seattle Times

SF’s Nakken embraces role as first MLB female coach – The Seattle Times
— Read on www-seattletimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.seattletimes.com/sports/sfs-nakken-embraces-role-as-first-mlb-female-coach/

A League of Her Own | Fresno Grizzlies News

A League of Her Own | Fresno Grizzlies News
— Read on www.milb.com/fresno/news/a-league-of-her-own/c-312658286

MLB’s Kris Bryant, Amir Garrett to attend Girl Scouts batting practice at Las Vegas Ballpark

Las Vegas Ballpark is hosting a batting practice for Girl Scouts on Thursday and baseball stars Kris Bryant and Amir Garrett will be at the event.
— Read on www.ktnv.com/positivelylv/mlbs-kris-bryant-amir-garrett-to-attended-girl-scouts-batting-practice-at-las-vegas-ballpark

Alumna Makes Major League History | University of San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants hired Alyssa Nakken MA ’15 on Jan. 16 as the first female full-time assistant coach in Major League Baseball history. “I’m so proud to see USF sport management alumna Alyssa Nakken selected for this coaching role,” said Associate Professor Nola Agha, of the sport management program, on Twitter. “She’s an exemplary human both on and off the field and the Giants are lucky to have her in their clubhouse.”
— Read on www.usfca.edu/news/alyssa-nakken