Calling her own shots: Akron teacher only woman umpire for 2019 Little League World Series – News – Akron Beacon Journal – Akron, OH

When young athletes from across the globe take the international spotlight during the 2019 Little League World Series later this month, a North High School teacher will be among the 16 umpires calling balls and strikes.Kelly Elliott Dine of Hudson is the only woman in the officiating crew at this year’s tournament Aug. 15-25 in South Williamsport, Pa.The tournament is televised on ESPN.The annual 10-day tournament features the winning teams from eight U.S. Regions and eight International
— Read on www.ohio.com/news/20190804/calling-her-own-shots-akron-teacher-only-woman-umpire-for-2019-little-league-world-series

Lafayette Aviators spent baseball season benefiting non-profits

Each game the team partnered with a different non-profit to donate proceeds from ticket sales.
— Read on www.wlfi.com/content/news/Lafayette-Aviators-spent-baseball-season-benefiting-non-profits-519162841.html

Eugene resident who made history in Women’s baseball to be honored at Emeralds game | KMTR

EUGENE, Ore. – The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is credited with making history, and one of the player’s, Lois Youngen, lives right here in Eugene and has had a big impact on the University of Oregon’s recreational sports. Youngen is being honored Friday night at the Eugene Emerald’s game at PK Park. Lois Youngen is now a bobble head that’s being handed out at Friday’s game. We spoke with Youngen about her career as a baseball player.
— Read on nbc16.com/news/local/eugene-resident-who-made-history-in-womens-baseball-to-be-honored-at-emeralds-game-08-02-2019

Female baseball players ‘have to work twice as hard’ as men, players say | CBC News

This weekend’s women’s baseball tournament in Ottawa showcases some of Canada’s best young players in a sport the country excels at.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/women-baseball-tournament-ottawa-1.5234643

MLB: Juiced baseball problem may be fixed thanks to these scientists

As home runs are hit at a record pace, experts at Washington State believe they may have found the ‘smoking gun’ to the juiced baseball issue.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/08/02/mlb-juiced-baseball-problem-home-run-rate/1869584001/

Sam Kennedy interview on Greg Hill Show: Red Sox president says baseball games are too long | WEEI

Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy would like to say the reports of baseball’s death have been greatly exaggerated –– but that doesn’t mean he’s happy with the game’s plodding pace.
— Read on weei.radio.com/blogs/alex-reimer/sam-kennedy-interview-greg-hill-show-red-sox-president-says-baseball-games-are-too

Girls play baseball in Rockford just like the Peaches did including viral video girl

It’s been almost 70 years since the Rockford Peaches were playing ball. Their spirit is still going strong in young girls today and right here in Rockford this week in an event call the ‘Baseball For All Girls National Tournament.’
— Read on www.mystateline.com/sports/girls-play-baseball-in-rockford-just-like-the-peaches-did/

Like her players, outgoing U.S. women’s soccer coach has faced unequal pay | PBS NewsHour

Jill Ellis has been paid substantially less than her male counterparts, shining a light on the inequality coaches of women’s sports routinely experience.
— Read on www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/like-her-players-outgoing-u-s-womens-soccer-coach-has-faced-unequal-pay

Awkwafina reveals which ‘A League of Their Own’ character she relates to

Awkwafina opened up about her love for “A League of Their Own” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” for TODAY’s “What I Watch” series.
— Read on www.today.com/popculture/awkwafina-reveals-which-league-their-own-character-she-relates-t159959

Female pitcher sets her sights on gold at this weekend’s U21 Championships | Ottawa Citizen

The duel between pitcher and batter is among the most dramatic confrontations in sport. Strength and strategy combine as adversaries, locked 60 feet, six inches apart, ignore everything but each other in a battle to see who will outmuscle, outthink and outguess the other.
— Read on ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/female-pitcher-sets-her-sights-on-the-2020-world-cup

Baseball dreams: Girls answer the call of ‘Play ball!’ – CSMonitor.com

With girls’ teams expanding, observers say it’s time to update societal views about baseball: Anyone who aspires to play should be able to.
— Read on www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/2019/0801/Why-more-girls-are-answering-the-call-of-Play-ball

First female umpire in CPL history officiates baseball game between Blowfish, Bacon

Greta Langhenry is the first female umpire in Coastal Plain League history. She officiated Thursday’s game between the Lexington County Blowfish and the Macon Bacon.
— Read on www.wistv.com/2019/08/02/first-female-umpire-cpl-history-officiates-baseball-game-between-blowfish-bacon/

The MVP Machine – a book

A perspective on how work in the woodshed seeing and hitting all possible pitches; developing a real sense from data on how each top player is forming – and how MVPs are coming from all corners of the World.

It evoke a sense of hope that women baseball players will be respected for their work and ability as unique talents for certain situations are recognized:

the mvp machine – Google Search
— Read on www.google.com/search

FIFA expands Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 – The Globe and Mail

FIFA expects a bid evaluation report next April and a decision the following month
— Read on www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/baseball/article-fifa-expands-womens-world-cup-from-24-teams-to-32-for-2023/

Baseball Australia Announce Jason Pospishil As New Manager For The Emeralds – Ministry of Sport

Baseball Australia Announce Jason Pospishil As New Manager For The Emeralds – Ministry of Sport
— Read on ministryofsport.com.au/baseball-australia-announce-jason-pospishil-as-new-manager-for-the-emeralds/

Column: It’s time we get used to women covering sports | Sports | newsadvance.com

“No offense,” he said. “Not trying to insult you, but …”
— Read on www.newsadvance.com/content/tncms/live/

Making their voices heard: In the Carolina League, women carving out space in broadcast booth | Sports | newsadvance.com

Melanie Newman and Suzie Cool couldn’t have been less prepared. For the response, that is.
— Read on www.newsadvance.com/content/tncms/live/

Hudson woman umpires Little League Baseball World Series – News – Record-Courier – Kent, OH

HUDSON – Kelly Elliott Dine is used to dealing with international situations. The Hudson resident will be in another such situation when she umpires the 2019 Little League World Series in August. Kelly will be the only woman of 16 umpires from around the world chosen for the tournament from Aug. 15 to 25 in South Williamsport, Pa., which will be televised on ESPN. The annual 10-day tournament features the winning teams from eight U.S. Regions and eight International Regions, competing to
— Read on www.record-courier.com/news/20190731/hudson-woman-umpires-little-league-baseball-world-series

Innisfil child baseball prodigy heads to prestigious tournament | CTV News Barrie

An eight-year-old baseball prodigy from Innisfil is on her way to the windy city for a prestigious all-girls tournament.
— Read on barrie.ctvnews.ca/mobile/innisfil-child-baseball-prodigy-heads-to-prestigious-tournament-1.4531754

Baseball For All tourney in Rockford highlights momentum of girls’ baseball – Sports – Rockford Register Star – Rockford, IL

ROCKFORD — The Baseball For All National Girls Baseball Tournament, which begins Thursday at Rivets and Beyer stadiums and Sportscore II, shows how much opportunities are growing for girls in the sport, but also how far it still has to go.This is the final year of a three-year agreement by Baseball For All to hold its national tournament in Rockford. In 2017, the tournament drew 17 teams. Last year, that increased to 24. This year, there are 31 teams playing in five
— Read on www.rrstar.com/sports/20190731/baseball-for-all-tourney-in-rockford-highlights-momentum-of-girls-baseball

At This Camp, Baseball Is Not Just A Boys Game | WUSF News

On a perfectly manicured practice field at the new Atlanta Braves spring training facility in North Port, dozens of girls from across the country are lined
— Read on wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/camp-baseball-not-just-boys-game

Axios Sports – July 30, 2019 – Axios

A daily look at the news, stats and storylines dominating the sports world, by Kendall Baker
— Read on www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-sports-32175bf2-ea2a-4e3c-bc2d-a5975360e99d.html

1st Women’s European Baseball Championship opens today, qualifier for 2020 World Cup

The new tournament for the European title in women’s baseball will start with a double round-robin between the Women’s National Teams of the Czech Republic, France and the Netherlands.
— Read on www.wbsc.org/1st-womens-european-baseball-championship-opens-today-qualifier-for-2020-world-cup/

Baseball – European Championship Women Baseball | CEB

Rouen – France
— Read on www.baseballsoftball.tv/livestream/baseball-european-championship-women-baseball/1651483

1st European Women’s Baseball Championship opens today, qualifier for 2020 World Cup – International Tournaments – Mister Baseball

by World Baseball Softball Confederation, http://www.wbsc.org The first edition of the European Women’s Baseball Championships opens today in Rouen, France.
— Read on www.mister-baseball.com/1st-european-womens-baseball-championship-opens-today-qualifier-2020-world-cup/

Cumberland County team qualifies for Cal Ripken World Series | WHP

A young team from our area is going for a World Series title! The Upper Allen 8-U all star team is going to the Cal Ripken World Series in Cherry Hill, N. J. starting August 8. In this league, it’s the first time the kids can do the pitching, and the players have adjusted well. Their coach thinks they have a shot to win the tournament because they are as technically sound as you can be at 8 or 9 years old, and they really work on the balance between fun and instruction.
— Read on local21news.com/sports/content/cumberland-county-team-qualifies-for-cal-ripken-world-series

USA men’s team hit back at US Soccer’s ‘false accounting’ in equal-pay suit

USA men’s team hit back at US Soccer’s ‘false accounting’ in equal-pay suit
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/29/us-soccer-equal-pay-womens-players-mens-players-uswnt?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Listen to Megan Rapinoe still isn’t going to the White House, even if Trump invites her in Podcasts

Listen to Megan Rapinoe still isn’t going to the White House, even if Trump invites her from Recode Decode in Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recode-decode/id1011668648#episodeGuid=72107f2a-ff3f-11e8-a2df-a7d17fc911ce

The Athletic – The New Standard of Sports Journalism

Go beyond the box score with quality, in-depth local and national sports coverage from an all-star team of writers. The Athletic is a subscription-based media publisher of smarter sports coverage for die-hard fans. With coverage in most major professional markets across North America, readers can count on exclusive, authentic storytelling written by talented sports journalists like Ken Rosenthal, Pierre LeBrun, Seth Davis, Stewart Mandel, and many more.
— Read on theathletic.com/

Cape League bucks gender trends in leadership, training roles for women – News – capecodtimes.com – Hyannis, MA

Judy Walden Scarafile got her start as a scorekeeper and baseball writer for her high school newspaper. When she got to college at the University of Connecticut, she brought her portfolio — “a glorified scrapbook in those days,” she says — to the sports editor and asked to cover the baseball team.
We already have someone, he told her. But she could cover women’s track instead.
“No thanks,” she said, and walked out.
The sports editor came running after
— Read on www.capecodtimes.com/news/20190728/cape-league-bucks-gender-trends-in-leadership-training-roles-for-women

Filmmaker Aviva Kempner | Bullseye | WNYC

Jesse Thorn cuts through the weeds of pop culture, with irreverent comedy, in-depth interviews and a keen eye for what’s …
— Read on www.wnyc.org/story/filmmaker-aviva-kempner

Former clubhouse attendant sues Detroit Tigers, ex-pitching coach alleging racial discrimination | Fox News

A former Detroit Tigers clubhouse attendant filed a lawsuit against the club and former pitching coach Chris Bosio Thursday, claiming that “a culture of racism was tolerated by the upper echelons of management.”
— Read on www.foxnews.com/sports/detroit-tigers-and-pitching-coach-chris-bosio-sued-by-former-employee

Coco Gauff’s world changed at Wimbledon. She seems ready for it. – The Washington Post

On Saturday, the 15-year-old played in her first tennis tournament since becoming a star in a fortnight at the All England Club.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/tennis/coco-gauffs-world-changed-at-wimbledon-she-seems-ready-for-it/2019/07/27/9020b9f6-afe5-11e9-bc5c-e73b603e7f38_story.html

Great Britain women’s softball team ‘heartbroken’ after failing to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Great Britain women’s softball team were left “heartbroken” after falling agonisingly short of an unexpected first Olympic Games appearance at Tokyo 2020.
— Read on www.telegraph.co.uk/womens-sport/2019/07/27/great-britain-womens-softball-team-heartbroken-failing-qualify/

Aviva Kempner | Jewish Women’s Archive

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner was born in Berlin after World War II to an American father and a Polish mother. Her childhood was marked by the experience of her parents during and after the war. Her desire to understand them led her to a career in filmmaking.
— Read on jwa.org/exhibits/dc/kempner-aviva

Changing the world one plate at a time’: Vanderbilt football players come together to feed homeless – USA TODAY

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

‘Changing the world one plate at a time’: Vanderbilt football players come together to feed homeless

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/sec/2019/07/27/vanderbilt-football-players-feed-homeless-nashville-second-spoon/1847357001/

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) – IMDb

Directed by Aviva Kempner. With Reeve Brenner, Hank Greenberg, Walter Matthau, Alan M. Dershowitz. The life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first major Jewish baseball star in the Major Leagues.
— Read on m.imdb.com/title/tt0208261/

Aviva Kempner – IMDb

Aviva Kempner – IMDb
— Read on m.imdb.com/name/nm0447476/

Review: ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’ presents a ballplayer who was one of a kind – Chicago Tribune

Review: ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’ presents a ballplayer who was one of a kind – Chicago Tribune
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/os-et-la-mn-spy-behind-home-plate-moe-berg-documentary-review-20190610-b6grrxbmdzafdmfb7frwxfluy4-story,amp.html

8-year-old slugger proves exactly why girls belong on the baseball field | GMA

Ashlynn Therien met her favorite Toronto Blue Jays player and will play in the Baseball for All national tournament on July 31.
— Read on www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/year-slugger-proves-girls-belong-baseball-field-64559685

Lalor continuing impressive year of baseball with Team Canada nod | rdnewsNOW | Red Deer, Central Alberta | News, Sports, Weather, Obituaries, Real Estate

One of Red Deer’s best and brightest young baseball players is once again set to don the maple leaf.Kelsey Lal…
— Read on rdnewsnow.com/2019/07/26/lalor-continuing-impressive-year-of-baseball-with-team-canada-nod/

Former Little League star Mo’ne Davis prepares for college, softball and a media career – The Washington Post

A month before she leaves for Hampton University, Davis made an appearance at the Library of Congress for the opening of a baseball exhibit.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/07/26/former-little-league-star-mone-davis-prepares-college-softball-media-career/

‘She’s 100 per cent hustle’: Whitby baseball player’s viral video defies naysayers – Durham | Globalnews.ca

Video of an 8-year-old Whitby baseball player laying out to make some extraordinary catches has gone viral.
— Read on globalnews.ca/news/5684603/whitby-baseball-player-viral-video/

The higher education of Mo’Ne Davis | WTOP

Five years after she electrified the sports world, Mo’Ne Davis is off to college, where she’ll play softball at Hampton University. But in the world of girls baseball, her star still shines bright.
— Read on wtop.com/mlb/2019/07/the-higher-education-of-mone-davis/

Ty Cobb Senior Baseball League lets players relive diamond glory days

The Ty Cobb Senior Baseball League featuring athletes of 40 years and older returns for its second year.
— Read on www.delmarvanow.com/story/sports/2019/07/25/ty-cobb-senior-baseball-league-lets-players-relive-diamond-glory-days/1794164001/

Let The Girls Play | ESPN Upstate

I’ll admit it. There’s always been a “Why?” nature to me. I challenge and question any number of things on a regular basis. As a kid, it would get me in trouble. My Dad saying “Because I said so” never seemed to suffice.
— Read on espnupstate.radio.com/blogs/offsides-marc-ryan/let-girls-play

When girls played pro baseball – Morgan County Citizen

When girls played pro baseball – Morgan County Citizen
— Read on morgancountycitizen.com/2019/07/25/when-girls-played-pro-baseball-3/

8-year-old girl told she shouldn’t play baseball goes viral with highlight reel

Ashlynn Jolicoeur, 8, has showed off her baseball skills in a viral video after her father was told by a fellow parent that girls should play softball instead of baseball.
— Read on www.today.com/parents/8-year-old-girl-told-she-shouldn-t-play-baseball-t159554

Women in Baseball Week, and one particular four-year-old girl – Beyond the Box Score

One example of the importance of women in sports.
— Read on www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2019/7/25/8910959/women-in-baseball-week-uswnt-megan-rapinoe-eastern-womens-baseball-conference-ewbc

I Have A New Favorite Baseball Player And Her Name Is Ashton Lansdell – Branded Sports

I Have A New Favorite Baseball Player And Her Name Is Ashton Lansdell – Branded Sports
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/thebrandedsports.com/2019/07/23/i-have-a-new-favorite-baseball-player-and-her-name-is-ashton-lansdell/amp/