Siegal wants to encourage girls who love baseball – USATODAY.com

Siegal wants to encourage girls who love baseball – USATODAY.com

PHOENIX (AP) — She’s not as nervous facing major league hitters the second time around. Justine Siegal just wants people to know that girls who love baseball can achieve their dreams and become involved in the game at the highest level….

Hope for Cal baseball program? – sfgate.com

Hope for Cal baseball program? – sfgate.com

Though the program took a third strike with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in a game it was losing, supporters of Cal baseball believe that the game isn’t over – not yet, not by a long shot.

‘There was a foul tip in there,’ said former Cal pitcher Doug Nickle, leading the effort to get the sport reinstated. ‘All we asked for is another pitch.’

By all accounts, they will get that pitch.

Nickle and his group will meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour and other university officials this week to discuss what needs to happen for Cal baseball to return.

‘Conversations between key people on campus and Cal baseball supporters are ongoing,’ UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said. ‘Now we focus on the future and the possible reinstatement of Cal baseball if and when sufficient funds are raised to support the team’s expenses…

Justine Siegal Gets Chance to Throw Batting Practice for Indians – NYTimes.com

Justine Siegal Gets Chance to Throw Batting Practice for Indians – NYTimes.com

… What’s the scouting report on her?’ one minor league hitter joked before stepping into the batter’s box.

Indians Manager Manny Acta described her work as ‘pretty impressive.’

‘It was wonderful to have her pitch for us because she’s from Cleveland,’ Acta said. ‘I believe her dad and grandfather still have season tickets. It’s multigenerational. For her to do this with our ball club was very special.’

Raised in Cleveland, where she began playing baseball at 5, a young Siegal would lie in bed at night dreaming of a career in professional baseball, and of one day taking the field as a member of the Indians…

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Video: Justine throwing batting practice

Photo, below: Mark Duncan/Associated Press:

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Justine Siegal becomes first woman to pitch batting practice to a major league team – CityNews, Toronto

Justine Siegal becomes first woman to pitch batting practice to a major league team – CityNews, Toronto

Justine Siegal became the first woman to pitch batting practice in a major league spring training camp when she threw to the Cleveland Indians…

Justine Siegal talks to the media after pitching for the Cleveland Indians on February 21, 2011 in Goodyear, Arizona. GETTY IMAGES/Norm Hall:

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Celebrate the 90th anniversary of women in the United States winning the vote and the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s History Project

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of women in the United States winning the vote and the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s History Project.
Join us for food, fun, laughter, and inspiration at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa, CA, on August 26 from 6 to 9 PM.

For more information visit Women and Democracy August 26th Anniversaries
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$30 General Admission Ticket
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Or call our office 707-636-2888

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Support the bipartisan High School Sports Collection Act – Write Your Elected Officials Today! – Celebrating Annual Girls and Women in Sports Day, February 3, 2010

Support the bipartisan High School Sports Collection Act – Write Your Elected Officials Today! – Celebrating Annual Girls and Women in Sports Day, February 3, 2010

Contact Policymakers – Write Your Elected Officials Today!

From the Women’s Sports Foundation Web site:

We need your help. In addition to working with parents and athletes every day in the “trenches’ to ensure schools are complying with Title IX, the battle also continues in Congress to ensure Title IX remains strong and effective. The most powerful message to a legislator comes from the constituents they serve—you. Help us send a message to Congress to support legislation to level the playing field for girls and women.

Click, here, to send your personal message from the Women’s Sports Foundation web site.

For more on the goals and myths click, here.

Here is the web site specific to National Girls and Women in Sports Day.