What made Megumi such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2020?
“When you think of traditional Japanese culture and the role of women, you probably do not think of women playing baseball on a men’s Big Six university team, riding around the world by herself on a motorcycle for three years, or doing an MBA as a single mother of two small children, but Megumi Takemoto has set her sights on breaking that and every other stereotype you might have about Japanese women – and women in general.
— Read on poetsandquants.com/2020/05/31/2020-mbas-to-watch-megumi-takemoto-esade/
The 28-card set was a first for the organization under the oversight of pioneering General Manager Frances Crockett. During her 12-year tenure, the O’s set attendance records and won the Southern League Championship in 1980 and 1984.
— Read on www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/1980-wbtv-cal-ripken-charlotte-orioles-baseball-card-set/
Federation Focus: Australian baseball is thriving from youth to pro levels
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Season ends on road for UNC softball player – Davie County Enterprise Record | Davie County Enterprise Record
— Read on m.ourdavie.com/2020/05/28/season-ends-on-road-for-unc-softball-player/
Pitch, which was recently released on Hulu, explores this issue
— Read on www.purplerow.com/2020/5/28/21256552/baseball-tv-what-if-a-woman-were-allowed-to-pitch-in-the-major-leagues
A nearly pristine baseball uniform worn by acting great Tom Hanks in “A League of Their Own” is currently available for fans to bid on.
— Read on www.foxnews.com/entertainment/tom-hanks-worn-league-of-their-own-baseball-uniform-hits-auction-block
Jessica Mendoza will not be back for Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts in 2020 and that leaves a woeful booth behind
— Read on www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2020/5/28/21270932/mlb-espn-sunday-night-baseball-jessica-mendoza-alex-rodriguez-matt-vasgersian
Financially challenged schools considering cutting sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are making difficult decisions of who gets to keep playing and who doesn’t.The choices aren’t just abo
— Read on www.newsday.com/sports/title-ix-major-factor-for-colleges-looking-at-sports-cuts-1.44994076
CARLINVILLE – A discovery of long-forgotten articles in the Blackburn College archives solved a lingering, and surprisingly controversial, mystery of th
— Read on www.riverbender.com/articles/details/archives-find-solves-mystery-of-blackburns-onearmed-baseball-player-42120.cfm
Pitcher, infielder among 13 from across Canada chosen for 16U program
— Read on www.yorkregion.com/community-story/9996638-aurora-teen-claire-johnson-makes-baseball-canada-program-s-short-list/
HOLDEN — Not many who choose to compete on the diamond versus other venues have transitioned from traditionally boy-dominated baseball to girls’ softball with the success that Wachusett Regional High varsity softball captain Ashley Parechanian has. Parechanian, a senior from Holden, played baseball from tee-ball through seventh grade before taking a new direction, trying out and making the WRHS softball team. With little surprise, she was chosen for varsity as a sophomore, and saw
— Read on www.thelandmark.com/news/20200522/baseball-to-softball-switch-is-no-problem
Before she put together one of the best high school softball careers in Miami-Dade County history, Doral Academy’s Kaylee Rodriguez cut her teeth playing for Team Panama, an elite Florida youth baseball team.
— Read on www.miamiherald.com/sports/high-school/prep-miami-dade/article242742136.html
Now with the Yankees, Rachel Balkovec is the first full-time female hitting coach for an MLB organization.
— Read on www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2020/05/22/rachel-balkovec-yankees-coach-mlb
Depot Museum to pick up where they left off with part 2 of ‘Baseball in Sonoma’ exhibit
— Read on www.sonomanews.com/lifestyle/10972212-181/baseball-exhibit-at-deport-park
One of the leading American female sports pioneers has ties to the Dakotas.
— Read on www.grandforksherald.com/sports/baseball/6497571-Eriksmoen-Nations-first-female-professional-umpire-is-finally-receiving-long-overdue-recognition
A brief but shining moment with the late Mary Pratt – Blogs – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA – Quincy, MA
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It’s a beautiful, sunny day in the summer of 2012. The clink of an aluminum bat can be heard from a little league boys baseball game at Cosmo Park in Columbia.Abby Hay, 7 years old at the time, sits on the all-boys bench. Her shoulder-length, blonde hair tumbles out of a blue and white baseball cap, making her easy to spot amongst the boys. Her father, John Hay, is the coach of the team, and her older brother, Zack Hay, crouches behind home plate as the catcher.It was Zack and John who
— Read on www.columbiatribune.com/sports/20200516/on-her-own-terms-why-columbia-girl-isnt-quitting-baseball
Baseball Lives: Stevenson grad the woman on the beat – Monterey Herald
— Read on www.montereyherald.com/2020/05/16/baseball-lives-stevenson-grad-the-woman-on-the-beat/
Lee Joo Young is making her transformation into a high school baseball player who dreams of going professional in new stills for the upcoming film “Baseball Girl.” The actress made her mark earlier this year when she appeared in the hit JTBC drama “Itaewon Class.” In her follow-up work, she will become a high schooler
— Read on www.soompi.com/article/1400213wpp/lee-joo-young-transforms-into-a-high-schooler-fighting-for-her-dreams-in-new-film-baseball-girl
When surfing rose as a professional sport over half a century ago, women had to fight to be recognized by media and men. The women’s results of the 1965 World Championship were not even mentioned in Surfer Magazine that year. Trailblazers of that era, female surfers represented counterculture and a change in gender roles. Reflect on the personalities that elevated the sport’s early beginnings.
— Read on us.gestalten.com/blogs/journal/founding-mothers-of-professional-surfing
A GOOD AGE: Mary, we are glad we knew ye – News – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA – Quincy, MA
— Read on www.patriotledger.com/news/20200511/good-age-mary-we-are-glad-we-knew-ye
This Day in Sports History: May 8, 1994 On Mother’s Day, May 8, 1994, the Colorado Bullets played their first game to become the first all-female professional baseball team to be officially recognized by the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. The team was formed by Club President Bob Hope who was previously a baseball […]
— Read on www.localdvm.com/sports/this-day-in-sports-the-colorado-bullets-the-first-all-female-pro-baseball-team-played-their-first-game-in-1994/
Corinne Mullane pitched the Giants on the idea that they needed a Ball Dudette, becoming the first on the way to Cooperstown.
— Read on www.sfchronicle.com/giants/jenkins/article/Giants-Ball-Dudettes-Bay-Area-mother-daughter-15259401.php
She started her career with the Rockford Peaches, who were later featured in “A League of Their Own.”
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/mary-pratt-southpaw-pitcher-in-a-pioneering-womens-baseball-league-dies-at-101/2020/05/10/43331880-92c7-11ea-9f5e-56d8239bf9ad_story.html
‘Pitch’: You can watch Season 1 of Fox’s cancelled baseball drama on Hulu. Here are seven good reasons to revisit the series.
— Read on tvline.com/2020/05/07/pitch-season-1-watch-hulu-mark-paul-gosselaar/
Seventeen-year-old Kim Satterly loved baseball.
— Read on www.theindychannel.com/lifestyle/history/1980-girl-just-wants-to-play-ball
#109 – John Dudley: The beauty in archery, the love of practice, and a model system for life – Peter Attia
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Elite Baseball Development Podcast: Episode 55: Mitch Haniger
— Read on elitebaseballpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-55-mitch-haniger
Elite Baseball Development Podcast: Episode 56: Cutting-Edge Catching w/ Tanner Swanson
— Read on elitebaseballpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-56-cutting-edge-catching-w-tanner-swanson
Elite Baseball Development Podcast: Episode 58: Two-Seam Roundtable
— Read on elitebaseballpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-58-two-seam-roundtable
We could be living through the longest MLB outage in history.
— Read on www.axios.com/baseball-america-traditions-coronavirus-23ceb054-7ddf-45de-8b5b-76b09158a50a.html
It comes as most U.S. sports have shut down because of the coronavirus.
— Read on www.axios.com/espn-televise-south-korean-baseball-e27baae4-c9b3-4a8a-a63a-6707b5dddcf8.html
A federal judge said the team hadn’t provided enough evidence of pay discrimination.
— Read on www.axios.com/uswnt-unequal-pay-legal-ruling-dismissal-77fd2de6-26e2-456c-b2ad-57d87e8089a0.html
The league is airing its games on ESPN as live sports remains shut down elsewhere.
— Read on www.axios.com/korea-baseball-organization-kbo-rules-teams-history-c3db7ddd-0d2b-44cf-a9b0-24bc9cfa6502.html
The education secretary’s directive creates a judicial-like process, where the accused has the right to cross-examine accusers and to a live hearing.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/betsy-devos-announces-new-rules-on-campus-sexual-assault-offering-more-rights-to-the-accused/2020/05/06/4d950c7c-8fa0-11ea-a9c0-73b93422d691_story.html
Judge R. Gary Klausner will allow some claims to move to trial. A trail date is set for June 16.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/05/01/judge-rules-against-us-womens-national-soccer-team-equal-pay-lawsuit/
A judge Friday dismissed the U.S. women’s team’s claim of gender discrimination
— Read on www.thelily.com/a-blow-to-all-girls-why-the-latest-decision-in-the-uswnts-equal-pay-lawsuit-matters/
Like baseball, but exciting
— Read on www.milehighhockey.com/2020/5/5/21248311/forget-korean-baseball-finlands-version-of-baseball-pesapallo-is-the-quarantine-sport-you-need
Chris Bolan’s documentary, produced by Ryan Murphy, is partly about decades of living in the closet but also about the perils of growing old in America
— Read on www.thewrap.com/a-secret-love-film-review-lesbian-love-story-goes-from-baseball-diamond-to-retirement-home/
This is part of a series catching Northwestern State fans up on the whereabouts of former NSU student-athletes, coaches and staff members.
— Read on nsudemons.com/news/2020/4/23/athletic-administration-demons-coast-to-coast-ginger-gilmore.aspx
The Art of Anika Orrock: Illustration, Design, Character, Story . . . and
— Read on www.anikaorrock.com/
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) — Former University of South Carolina softball two-time All-American Tina Plew Whitlock has never been one to shy away from her dreams. Dreams that led her to coach softball at several colleges, including a stint as a volunteer coach at her alma mater. “I specifically was trying to break into baseball,” explained Whitlock, who for years was deciding if coaching was the path she wanted to go down over working in educating.
— Read on mynbc15.com/newsletter-daily/gamecock-softball-great-making-history-as-mlb-team-hires-female-coach
399.6k Likes, 3,077 Comments – SportsCenter (@sportscenter) on Instagram: “Don’t sleep on Sister Mary Jo’s curve ball. 🔥”
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Baseball Digest – since 1942
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There’s no crying in baseball? Right now there isn’t any baseball! But movies can offer a sports fix. Kick off a virtual season with A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN.
— Read on www.cinemark.com/movie-news/sports-fix-a-league-of-their-own/
As expected, the unanimous NCAA player of the year was the first pick, taken by New York.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/04/17/sabrina-ionescu-wnba-draft-ny-liberty/
Rachel Balkovec tells NBC’s Catie Beck that working with the New York Yankees is a dream come true, but it was a long road to get there. Earlier in her career, she remembers having a hard time even getting a call back for an interview because of her gender.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/meet-the-yankees-first-female-minor-league-hitting-coach-part-1-79103045646