Baseball | Canadian Girls Baseball

Canadian Girls Baseball is a national non-profit development league for girls aged 4-16 that teaches resiliency through sport. Girls learn how to play, how to win, and how to lose. We hope to empower and inspire girls to lead, learn, and play.
— Read on www.canadiangirlsbaseball.com/

Evolution Girls Baseball – Home | Facebook

Evolution Girls Baseball. 434 likes. A place for girls to learn about all areas of baseball from umpiring to playing and gain experience through leagues,…
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Manny Ramirez, 48, Brings His Bat to the Sydney Blue Sox – The New York Times

The Sydney Blue Sox were stunned that Manny Ramirez, 48, wanted to join the Australian Baseball League. They’re counting on the former superstar to raise baseball’s profile in the country.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/sports/baseball/manny-ramirez-sydney-blue-sox.html

Inside China’s first baseball team for underprivileged children – CGTN

Inside China’s first baseball team for underprivileged children – CGTN
— Read on news.cgtn.com/news/2020-12-17/Inside-China-s-first-baseball-team-for-underprivileged-children-Wi2pOtQiAg/index.html

2020 December – 2021, Womens, European, Championship, DATES, WBSC, live-stream, Australian, Baseball, League – Mister Baseball

2021 Women’s European Championship: NEW DATES, WBSC to live-stream Australian Baseball League 2020-2021 season, Softball Australia publishes Preliminary Roster for
— Read on www.mister-baseball.com/2020/12/

Women in sports: April, Juanita, Gina, Jackie & June | Sports | redlandscommunitynews.com

Juanita Webster-Freeman, part of a hopeful contingent of track & field athletes training for the 2020 Olympic Games in 2021, got a helpful nudge in recent weeks.
— Read on www.redlandscommunitynews.com/content/tncms/live/

Australian Baseball League: How Sydney’s hitting coach Rachel Balkovec smashed through US baseball’s glass ceiling

Rachel Balkovec was once told by a Major League franchise she would not be hired because she was female. So she changed her name on her CV to “Rae”.
— Read on www.smh.com.au/sport/how-sydney-s-hitting-coach-smashed-through-us-baseball-s-glass-ceiling-20201217-p56ogp.html

D’Addona: Negro Leagues as Major League — a century-awaited validation – Sports – Holland Sentinel – Holland, MI

The Negro Leagues have finally been declared an official major league by Major League Baseball, which is a stunning and pivotal validation of baseball history.When the news came out on Wednesday, as we near the end of 2020, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the official Negro Leagues, many baseball fans thought about how it might be easier to compare Satchel Paige to Greg Maddux or Josh Gibson with Babe Ruth. Or perhaps how Cool Papa Bell might compare with Rickey Henderson as a base-
— Read on www.hollandsentinel.com/sports/20201217/drsquoaddona-negro-leagues-as-major-league-mdash-century-awaited-validation

COVID-19 Reshaped Sports In 2020, But Women Continued To Make Their Mark | WDET

COVID-19 Reshaped Sports In 2020, But Women Continued To Make Their Mark | WDET
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A First for Sarah Fuller, but That Wasn’t the Last of It – The New York Times

Women broke through glass ceilings to gain roles in men’s sports this year. But the celebration of their place in history, and sometimes the pushback, can overshadow their work.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/12/17/sports/ncaafootball/sarah-fuller-women-firsts.html

How women’s cricket is being influenced by Major League Baseball – ABC News

A sports scientist, university team and several cricketers are trying to boost scoring and power-hitting in women’s cricket using techniques from another sport.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-18/how-womens-cricket-is-being-influenced-by-major-league-baseball/12997054

MLB Women On Deck webinar | MLB.com

Raquel Ferreira has had a lot of supporters and mentors in her 22-year career in the Red Sox organization — Theo Epstein, Ben Cherington, Mike Hazen and Brian O’Halloran, to name a few.
In Major League Baseball’s “Women On Deck” webinar, organized by chief people and culture officer Michele Meyer-Shipp,
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-women-on-deck-webinar

Baseball’s record book is beloved, but not sacred. Including Negro Leaguers is long overdue. – The Washington Post

All baseball statistics require some context to understand. At least now we’re getting a fuller picture.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/12/17/negro-leagues-baseball-record-book/

WBSC to live-stream Australian Baseball League 2020-2021 season

WBSC to live-stream Australian Baseball League 2020-2021 season
— Read on aroundtherings.com/site/A__101956/Title__WBSC-to-live-stream-Australian-Baseball-League-2020-2021-season/292/Articles

Baseball Rights a Wrong by Adding Negro Leagues to Official Records – The New York Times

More than 3,400 players from seven leagues that operated from 1920 to 1948 will now be considered major leaguers in a move that will shake up the record books.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/sports/baseball/mlb-negro-leagues.html

How Putting on a Mask Raised Naomi Osaka’s Voice – The New York Times

She used her time away from competing during the pandemic to reflect on the world and her place within it. When the time came to speak, she approached it in her own distinct way.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/sports/tennis/naomi-osaka-protests-open.html

Baseball is finally addressing its racist past, but its work can’t end there – The Washington Post

The move to recognize the Negro Leagues rights a wrong, and that’s well and good. The more important question: Now what?
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/12/16/mlb-josh-gibson-satchel-paige-negro-leagues/

Suicides among teen athletes raise mental health concerns – The Washington Post

The absence of sports has left many youth athletes isolated. In some cases, it has led to tragedy.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/12/16/teen-athletes-suicide/

Strava Releases Annual Fitness Data

Strava’s Year in Sport report
— Read on www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/stories/2020/12/16/strava-releases-annual-fitness-data

Strava releases 2020 Year In Sport Data Report

Strava releases 2020 Year In Sport Data Report
— Read on blog.strava.com/press/yis2020/

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Elite Development Invitational | The 2020 virtual Girls Baseball Elite Development Invitational will take place as a digital development series…| Youth Baseball | MLB.com

The Elite Development Invitational is a five-day camp as an extended version of the Breakthrough Series:

The 2020 virtual Girls Baseball Elite Development Invitational will take place as a digital development series featuring sessions on position-specific work, strength and conditioning, mental performance, and other topics. Special guest speakers as well as USA Baseball Women’s National Team players, coaches, and alumnae will serve as instructors for this event.

— Read on www.mlb.com/elite-development-invitational

The Culture & Journey of the Black Baseball Player roundtable | MLB.com

In 2020, the Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year were two Black players — Brewers reliever Devin Williams and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis \-\- for the first time since the award was renamed for Robinson in 1987.
During the “Culture & Journey of the Black Baseball Player” roundtable discussion that
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/culture-journey-black-baseball-player-roundtable

2020: The Year in Sports When Everybody Lost – The New York Times

The state of Wisconsin is a microcosm of the financial devastation the pandemic has brought the sports industry, and those who rely on it.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/13/sports/coronavirus-sports-economy-wisconsin.html

Cleveland’s Baseball Team Will Drop Its Indians Team Name – The New York Times

The decision comes amid a wider push for sports teams to stop using Native American names and imagery as team names and mascots.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/12/13/sports/baseball/cleveland-indians-baseball-name-change.html

Rachel Luba is rejecting the Old Boys’ Club and changing baseball – New York Daily News

Rachel Luba was faced with two options: be used as a pawn for a renowned sports agency or prioritize her self-respect and start her own firm.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/ny-rachel-luba-baseball-agent-trevor-bauer-20201213-ylpxab7ypfhabhxhwlhtgff2nu-story.html

Giants Announce Changes To Minor League Affiliations

https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Giants-Announce-Changes-To-Minor-League-15791159.php

Shaun Cole on Evaluating and Developing Championship Players

We’re excited to welcome pitching coach Shaun Cole to this week’s podcast. The 2012 NCAA National Pitching Coach of the Year, Shaun has tremendous experience across scouting, player development, and baseball operations across college, professional, and international baseball.

Listen to the podcast on my website: https://ericcressey.com/csp-elite-baseball-development-podcast-evaluating-and-developing-championship-players-with-shaun-cole

iTunes Listeners: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/elite-baseball-development-podcast/id1457825804

Stitcher Listeners: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/elite-baseball-development-podcast

MLB must do better work with inner city children of color

Chicago is a microcosm of baseball’s larger race disparity.
— Read on sports.yahoo.com/privilege-of-play-baseball-black-communities-232648325.html

Biden to tap Katherine Tai for U.S. trade representative and Denis McDonough to head veterans affairs – CBS News

Tai would be the first Asian American woman to be USTR. McDonough was President Obama’s White House chief of staff.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/biden-katherine-tai-trade-representative-denis-mcdonough-department-veteran-affairs/

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MLB Supplier Diversity Summit, business panel | MLB.com

For the fifth year in a row, Major League Baseball is offering several activities designed to increase growth in the areas of diversity and inclusion within the sport.
Tuesday’s panel, which was entitled the “Impact of COVID on Diverse Businesses,” and Wednesday’s Supplier Diversity Summit, which was called “Doing Business
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/mlb-supplier-diversity-summit-business-panel

Baseball delegation calls on MNA Ali Nawaz

A delegation of and Gilgit-Baltistan Baseball Associations led by Tahir Mahmood President Islamabad baseball Association meet Ali Nawaz Awan
— Read on www.app.com.pk/sports/baseball-delegation-calls-on-mna-ali-nawaz/

Padgett continues move into baseball’s front office | Sports | washtimesherald.com

You never know where life will take you.
— Read on www.washtimesherald.com/content/tncms/live/

Feeney symposium unites women in baseball

Last month, Marlins general manager Kim Ng broke a significant gender barrier in becoming the first woman hired to lead a Major League front office. During her introductory news conference at Marlins Park, Ng said she hoped her rise would help create more pathways for women to break into leadership
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/katy-feeney-leadership-symposium-2020

MLB | Diversity & Inclusion | Events | Katy Feeney Leadership | MLB.com

Learn more about the events hosted by the Diversity & Inclusion department of Major League Baseball during Winter Meetings.
— Read on www.mlb.com/diversity-and-inclusion/events/katy-feeney

Brown Girls Climb | Climbing + Community + Mentorship + Education

We promote diversity in climbing by establishing a community of climbers of color & encouraging leadership opportunities for women climbers of color.
— Read on www.browngirlsclimb.com/

How Brittany Leavitt of Brown Girls Climb would spend a perfect day in D.C. – The Washington Post

It would include drinking coffee, listening to music and climbing, of course.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/brittany-leavitt-dc-dream-day/2020/12/03/b8126516-34ed-11eb-a997-1f4c53d2a747_story.html

Brilliant | Learn to think

Brilliant – Build quantitative skills in math, science, and computer science with fun and
challenging interactive explorations.
— Read on brilliant.org/

The Skills | Online Video Courses – Volleyball, Tennis, Football,

Learn from the best athletes. The Skills offers online courses created for students of all skill levels. Maria Sharapova, Michael Phelps, Larry Fitzgerald, Shaun White & Kerri Walsh Jennings.
— Read on www.theskills.com/

Punjab Sports Minister assured provision of first ever baseball stadium

Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti assured provision of first ever stadium for baseball in the provincial metropolis to help establish the game
— Read on www.app.com.pk/sports/punjab-sports-minister-assured-provision-of-first-ever-baseball-stadium/

Giant’s Mission Rock development to name streets after Maya Angelou, Toni Stone – The San Francisco Examiner

The San Francisco Giant’s Mission Rock waterfront development, which is about to start construction, will include tributes to a poet with city ties and the first female professional baseball player.
— Read on www.sfexaminer.com/news/giants-mission-rock-development-to-name-streets-after-maya-angelou-toni-stone/

A Referee Pursues Her Calling in the Men’s Game – The New York Times

Last season, Crystal Hogan was the only woman officiating games in the top level of college basketball. The question is: Why?
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/sports/ncaabasketball/female-referee-ncaa-basketball.html

Breaking the MLB glass ceiling – The Aggie

Miami Marlins break a gender barrier by hiring Kim Ng as the first female general manager in MLB history

On Nov. 13, Kim Ng was announced as
— Read on theaggie.org/2020/12/07/breaking-the-mlb-glass-ceiling/

The data revolution is making its way to women’s baseball – Lookout Landing

Luisa Gauci, Rachel Balkovec, and Driveline Baseball are pioneering new data-driven opportunities for women in the sport
— Read on www.lookoutlanding.com/2020/12/6/22151098/womens-baseball-data-and-the-future-of-hitting-driveline-luisa-gauci-rachel-balkovec

Colorado student, scientist named Time’s ‘Kid of the Year’

LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) — A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying,…
— Read on apnews.com/article/gitanjali-rao-time-kid-of-the-year-2fe8c1c3a58ab88f1334e0f377669342

MLB’s 1st full-time woman coach, Alyssa Nakken, talks breaking barriers, SF Giants 2021 season — ‘With Authority’ – ABC7 San Francisco

San Francisco Giants’ Alyssa Nakken made history as the first full-time woman head coach in Major League Baseball. She joins the “With Authority” podcast to talk about her journey and what’s next for the Giants in 2021.
— Read on abc7news.com/sports/sf-giants-coach-alyssa-nakken-makes-mlb-history/8478429/

Joshi Mane: Female Managers or Managing Females? I Living I Metropolis

The case of joshi mane (female managers) in Japanese university clubs points to larger gender disparities on campus and in society as a whole.
— Read on metropolisjapan.com/joshi-mane-japan/

40.2 percent of returning student-athletes take leaves of absence this fall

Yale students and athletes encountered a dilemma as the 2020-21 academic year approached, with no fall Ivy League competition and uncertainty about the viability of future play: whether to return to the Elm City for online courses and train at Payne Whitney or to take a leave of absence. According to a data analysis conducted […]
— Read on yaledailynews.com/blog/2020/12/03/40-2-percent-of-returning-student-athletes-take-leaves-of-absence-this-fall/

Effectively Wild Episode 1624: How to Build a Baseball Dynasty | FanGraphs Baseball

Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.
— Read on blogs.fangraphs.com/effectively-wild-episode-1624-how-to-build-a-baseball-dynasty/