2020 Trailblazer Of The Year: Alyssa Nakken

Alyssa Nakken knows that hard work enabled her to become the first woman to be a uniformed coach in major league history— and that her hard work doesn’t end now.
— Read on www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2020-trailblazer-of-the-year-alyssa-nakken/

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame opens ‘When Sports Stopped’ exhibit – 660 NEWS

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame opens ‘When Sports Stopped’ exhibit – 660 NEWS
— Read on www.660citynews.com/2020/11/30/alberta-sports-hall-of-fame-opens-when-sports-stopped-exhibit/

First Under-18 Women’s Softball World Cup postponed again as Peru nears one million COVID-19 …

First Under-18 Women’s Softball World Cup postponed again as Peru nears one million COVID-19 …


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Update: SFLL Winter League

Update: SFLL Winter League
— Read on hosted.verticalresponse.com/744624/40a6b13ec9/284969617/defb9f00a6/

Emirates steals the show with the Los Angeles Dodgers | Baseball | Emira…


Felicity Huffman Returning To TV, Will Star In Baseball Comedy At ABC – Deadline

Felicity Huffman is returning to acting with a baseball comedy in her first role since serving jail time in the college admissions scandal.
— Read on deadline.com/2020/11/felicity-huffman-return-acting-tv-baseball-comedy-abc-zack-gottsagan-college-admissions-scandal-zack-gottsagen-becky-hartman-edwards-kapital-1234618744/

Why do so many climbing routes have racist and sexist names? There’s a movement to finally change it. – The Lily

In one survey, 91 percent of climbers said they have come across a route name they find offensive
— Read on www.thelily.com/climbing-routes-are-riddled-with-racist-and-misogynistic-names-meet-the-people-trying-to-change-it-all/

Lynn Conway was fired by IBM for being transgender in 1968. The company has apologized. – The Lily

‘I am the messenger for a lot of other people who have had exactly this experience’
— Read on www.thelily.com/in-1968-ibm-fired-lynn-conway-for-being-transgender-she-finally-got-an-apology/

Just one educational session about menstrual hygiene can make a difference for young women, new study shows – The Lily

‘We’re riding the menstrual wave’
— Read on www.thelily.com/just-one-educational-session-about-menstrual-hygiene-can-make-a-difference-for-young-women-new-study-shows/

Why catcher Spencer Kieboom walked away from baseball and Washington Nationals – The Washington Post

Kieboom quietly retired at 28 when he felt he could no longer reach his goal of becoming a major league regular.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/11/30/spencer-kieboom-retires-baseball/

Home | Play Like a Girl

Home | Play Like a Girl
— Read on www.iplaylikeagirl.org/

Adelaide to host Australian Women’s Championship and Women’s Showcase games

Adelaide is set to be the epicentre for Australian women’s baseball in
2021, with the Australian Women’s Championship to be played there
for the first time.
— Read on www.insidethegames.biz/index.php/articles/1101393/australian-women-baseball-adelaide

More than 800 young athletes and coaches quarantined. A Maryland county puts a halt on youth sports – The Washington Post

Youth coaches and parents say some shut-down teams are traveling to counties where sports are permitted.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/local/youth-sports-coronavirus/2020/11/26/ad41f2e8-29dd-11eb-9b14-ad872157ebc9_story.html

Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller is first woman to play in Power 5 game – Sports Illustrated

Sarah Fuller, a member of the 2020 SEC championship women’s soccer team, kicked off to open the second half.
— Read on www.si.com/

Lillian’s Game | Prospects1500

Guest contributor Antonio Matheus reflects on the game of baseball, how it connects to life, and presents baseball player Lillian Martineau.
— Read on www.prospects1500.com/general/lillians-game/

Women in sports can dream bigger thanks to Kim Ng – Fish Stripes

As Kim Ng steps into the GM role for the Marlins, girls and women can now see themselves achieving more than ever.
— Read on www.fishstripes.com/21720697/kim-ng-marlins-women-in-sports

Affordable gifts by women of color for 2020, from The Lily – Washington Post

Affordable gifts by women of color for 2020, from The Lily – Washington Post
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/the-lily/the-lily-gift-guide-2020/

How the Swinomish tribe has pioneered the fight againt climate change – The Washington Post

A native American tribe living on an island off the coast of Washington long ago recognized the threat of climate change. They implemented a climate action plan in 2010, melding traditional practices with science. Now, 50 other native tribes across the country have similar strategies, way ahead of U.S. communities.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2020/11/24/native-americans-climate-change-swinomish/

Mexican Bloque Negro feminists occupy human rights offices for end to sexual violence, femicide – The Washington Post

Femicides are on pace this year for another record. Activists say the government is ignoring a crisis.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexico-feminist-occupy-shelter-violence/2020/11/26/082fecdc-1926-11eb-82db-60b15c874105_story.html

Sports has a Gen Z problem. The pandemic may accelerate it. – The Washington Post

Executives and experts say playing sports leads directly to fandom, but many young people are spending more time than ever online.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/11/24/gen-z-sports-fans/

Jenny Fulle

“… Fulle wrote a letter to the President of the United States, Richard Nixon, in March of that year, stating in her letter that, "Most girls who even want to try out are good enough to at least make minor without any trouble. I sincerely hope you will do something."

Two months later, she received a reply from Frederick T. Cioffi, a HEW official with the Office of Civil Rights…”


Janet Yellen and Avril Haines poised to be first women to lead treasury, national intelligence – The Lily

Janet L. Yellen and Avril Haines are poised to be first women to lead treasury and national intelligence
— Read on www.thelily.com/these-top-cabinet-positions-have-been-the-inner-sanctum-of-male-power-women-are-finally-breaking-through/

Scotland made menstrual products free. What about the United States? – The Lily

‘It’s an issue of dignity’
— Read on www.thelily.com/pads-and-tampons-are-now-free-in-scotland-could-the-us-ever-do-the-same-thing/

Saudi Activist Who Fought For Women’s Right to Drive Is Sent to Terrorism Court – The New York Times

Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent prisoners, has been accused of harming the kingdom’s security. Rights groups consider the prosecution a sham.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-loujain-al-hathloul.html

What Kim Ng And Jackie Robinson Really Have In Common

Ng, the first woman ever to hold that position in all of Major League Baseball—and the first general manager in any North American professional male sports league—has an unimpeachable pedigree in professional sports, in which she has spent her entire career.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/lizelting/2020/11/25/what-kim-ng-and-jackie-robinson-really-have-in-common/

Daughter of baseball legend Henry Kimbro to celebrate Negro League’s 100th anniversary with new book | News | mainstreet-nashville.com

The daughter of Black baseball legend Henry Kimbro spent the past year writing a new book to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Baseball Negro League in Nashville.
— Read on www.mainstreet-nashville.com/content/tncms/live/

Vienna Mental Health Nonprofit Walks Off with MLB Grant | Tysons Reporter

The Women’s Center in Vienna will be able to continue providing critical mental health services for the foreseeable future, thanks to a $50,000 donation from
— Read on www.tysonsreporter.com/2020/11/25/vienna-mental-health-nonprofit-walks-off-with-mlb-grant/

Kim Ng, the Miami Marlins’ new general manager, is the first female GM in MLB history – The Washington Post

She’s no newcomer to baseball. Ng has been working in and around baseball for 30 years.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/kim-ng-miami-marlins-female-gm/2020/11/25/c23bdd28-2387-11eb-8672-c281c7a2c96e_story.html

Dick’s Sporting Goods next CEO will be the 41st woman on the Fortune 500 | Fortune

Lauren Hobart’s strategies have helped the company thrive during the pandemic.
— Read on fortune.com/2020/11/24/dicks-sporting-goods-new-ceo-lauren-hobart-women-in-business/

About Time! Why Trailblazing Kim Ng Is The Perfect Person For Marlins’ Top Job

The reader’s letter to the New York Times editor proclaimed, “A trailblazer who has been ready for years”. It is the perfect title for Kim…
— Read on www.thesportsman.com/features/about-time-why-trailblazing-kim-ng-is-the-perfect-person-for-marlins-top-job

The International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Awards – The Washington Post

For 30 years, the Courage in Journalism Awards have honored more than 100 brave women journalists from 56 countries who refuse to step aside or be silenced in their pursuit of the truth. In 2020, as government oppression, harassment, accusations of fake news and growing mistrust of the media threaten press freedom globally, women journalists’ voices are under attack. Join us to celebrate three decades of the bravery and honor this year’s courageous journalists persisting to report against all odds.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/washington-post-live/2020/12/01/international-womens-media-foundations-courage-journalism-awards/

Before Kim Ng became the Marlins’ GM, baseball told her no (and no, and no) – The Washin gton Post


Baseball told Kim Ng no (and no, and no) before it finally said yes

Candace Buckner

Why Do We Still Have ‘Girl Stuff’ and ‘Boy Stuff’? – The New York Times

Lisa Selin Davis, the author of “Tomboy,” discusses the hyper-gendering of American childhood
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/us/gender-identity-childhood-tomboy-lisa-selin-davis.html

NH baseball dinner celebrity aiming for another league of their own | Fisher Cats | unionleader.com

When she was around 12 years old, Sue (Parsons) Zipay used to cry because she could not play baseball with the boys.
— Read on www.unionleader.com/content/tncms/live/

Theo Epstein steps down as Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations – The Washington Post

A good rule of thumb for the parlor game that will ensue over Theo Epstein’s next move might be: Whatever your guess is, think bigger.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/11/17/theo-epstein-chicago-cubs/

Robinson Canó tests positive for PEDs, suspended for 2021 season – The Washington Post

Robinson Canó, 38, tests positive for stanozolol, a banned substance. The suspension will cost him his $24 million salary.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/11/18/robinson-cano-peds/

Baseball Girl (2019) – IMDb

Directed by Yun Tae Choi. With Joo-Young Lee, Joon-hyuk Lee, Hye-ran Yeom, Young-kyu Song. A female high school baseball player strives to overcome the barrier of getting into the male-dominated professional baseball team.
— Read on www.imdb.com/title/tt11644332/

Column: A woman in charge, and it’s about time

On the day she officially became a trailblazer in Major League Baseball, Kim Ng remembered the little girl who played stickball on the streets of Queens. At the time her gender wasn’t nearly…
— Read on apnews.com/article/mlb-baseball-tim-dahlberg-column-miami-marlins-chicago-white-sox-52ad032b55d2a8484733b9144ea185b1

What Is Now Left to Be Imagined | FanGraphs Baseball

Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.
— Read on blogs.fangraphs.com/what-is-now-left-to-be-imagined/

Kim Ng Makes History as First Woman Hired as an MLB General Manager | The Takeaway | WNYC Studios

The Miami Marlins just announced the hiring of Kim Ng.  
— Read on www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/kim-ng-makes-history-first-woman-hired-mlb-general-manager

‘They just don’t see limits’: Women and girls who play baseball find hope in Kim Ng

Girls across the country who play baseball — not softball — want to push further in the sport. And new Marlins GM Kim Ng gives them new reason to believe they will do it.
— Read on sports.yahoo.com/they-just-dont-see-limits-women-and-girls-who-play-baseball-find-hope-in-kim-ng-161625038.html

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Sydney Barber Will Be First Black Woman to Lead Midshipman at U.S. Naval Academy – The New York Times

Sydney Barber will break one of the final leadership barriers in the Annapolis, Md., school’s 175-year history.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/11/10/us/sydney-barber-navy-brigade.html

Lindy McDaniel, Ace Reliever for Mediocre Teams, Dies at 84 – The New York Times

Over 21 seasons — including eight with the Cardinals and six with the Yankees — he was one of the game’s most dependable closers but never made the postseason.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/sports/baseball/lindy-mcdaniel-dead-coronavirus.html

Marlins introduce new GM Kim Ng | 11/16/2020 | MLB.com

Watch game highlights, top plays, home runs, and replays. Create and share your own video.
— Read on www.mlb.com/video/marlins-introduce-new-gm-kim-ng

Major League Baseball Video | MLB Film Room | MLB.com

Watch game highlights, top plays, home runs, and replays. Create and share your own video.
— Read on www.mlb.com/video

EDI girls get unique, valuable experience

Few would argue that life has thrown many curveballs in 2020. But that has not stopped the participants in the Girls Baseball Elite Development Invitational from scoring top-notch baseball instruction.
This year’s Girls Baseball Elite Development Invitational, held in digital form, has featured an array of sessions designed to teach
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/girls-baseball-elite-development-invitational-goes-virtual

Kim Ng becomes 1st female and 1st Asian American general manager l GMA


Kim Ng makes MLB history | GMA


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