Bruins’ “New” Baseball Coach Fitting in Seamlessly – The Silicon Valley Voice

Assistant Coach Al Bonvicino and the Bruins baseball team welcomes new Head Coach Brad Comstock. He has coached other Bruin teams.
— Read on www.svvoice.com/bruins-new-baseball-coach-fitting-in-seamlessly/

GRIT supports girls who play baseball 

Girls who play baseball often grow up to be women who play baseball. This wasn’t necessarily a realistic goal for girls from past generations, but today, the playing field is much more even.
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball have supported dozens of youth baseball programs over the years, with
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/grit-tournament-aims-to-dispel-stereotypes

Purdue University Global Pitches New Online Course with Baseball and Business Double Play | Business Wire

More than 700 people have enrolled in a new online college course on 150 years of baseball history and leadership at Purdue University Global.
— Read on www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190306005499/en/Purdue-University-Global-Pitches-New-Online-Baseball

From athletes to executives, women in sports still fighting for an even playing field | The Star

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, prominent female sports figures agree progress has been made, but there remains a long way to go in the search for equality.
— Read on www.thestar.com/sports/2019/03/07/from-athletes-to-executives-women-in-sports-still-fighting-for-an-even-playing-field.html

Nonprofits, get a free needs assessment from this woman-led consulting firm – Generocity Philly

Nonprofits, get a free needs assessment from this woman-led consulting firm – Generocity Philly
— Read on generocity.org/philly/2017/03/21/throw-like-a-woman-guest-post/

Throw Like a Woman: Petrone: 9781611882193: Amazon.com: Books

www.amazon.com/Throw-Like-Woman-Petrone/dp/1611882192/ref=nodl_

Susan Patron – Wikipedia

Susan Patron – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Patron

2 Baseball Heritage Museum events set this weekend – cleveland.com

2 Baseball Heritage Museum events set this weekend – cleveland.com
— Read on www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2019/03/2-baseball-heritage-museum-events-set-this-weekend.html

Canadians Gilder, Schroder to showcase girls’ baseball at MLB high school event | The Star

Liz Gilder and Alli Schroder are among eight Canadians participating this week at the first annual MLB Grit Invitational — a development tournament in Arlington, Texas, for high-school aged girl baseball players.
— Read on www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/2019/03/07/canadians-gilder-schroder-to-showcase-girls-baseball-at-mlb-high-school-event.html

Analy High junior Kaija Bazzano gets chance to show her stuff at Major League Baseball expo

Analy High junior Kaija Bazzano is one of 60 teen girls from North America invited to participate in MLB Grit, a showcase event this week for female high school baseball players.
— Read on www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9351094-181/analy-high-baseball-player-gets

MLB’s Grit Invitational puts spotlight on women in baseball | CBC Sports

Liz Gilder’s baseball journey began as a bit of a fluke when her mother signed her up for the sport after failing to find a registration form for their local softball league. Thirteen years later, that improvisation is paying off.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/grit-invitational-womens-baseball-1.5046516

Tan’s Take: An Ode to Baseball – The Stanford Daily

Tan’s Take: An Ode to Baseball – The Stanford Daily
— Read on www.stanforddaily.com/2019/02/21/tans-take-an-ode-to-baseball/

Poolville freshman looks to succeed on Monarchs’ baseball team this year | Local News | weatherforddemocrat.com

Poolville High School freshman Kylee Embrey grew up playing baseball in her family’s yard with her older brother Hunter, a senior on the Monarchs’ varsity team.
— Read on www.weatherforddemocrat.com/content/tncms/live/

14 Inspirational Quotes By Women Your Daughters Need To Hear

I have two beautiful little girls, and I am desperate for the two of them to be inspired by the women around them. Because for all of the history classes and quizzes and textbooks they’ll encounter, there will still be huge gaps missing — gaps where…
— Read on www.romper.com/p/14-inspirational-quotes-by-women-your-daughters-need-to-hear-16127708

Suzie Cool Makes History With All-Female Broadcast Team – Last Word on Baseball

Suzie Cool is part of the first All-Female Broadcast Team in baseball history, alongside Melanie Newman.
— Read on lastwordonbaseball.com/2019/03/07/suzie-cool-all-female-broadcast-team/

After being mocked by game at Naperville Chuck E Cheese, 9-year-old girl gets manufacturer to remove softball snub – Chicago Tribune

After being mocked by game at Naperville Chuck E Cheese, 9-year-old girl gets manufacturer to remove softball snub – Chicago Tribune
— Read on www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-bolingbrook-girl-softball-chuck-e-cheese-game-20190305-story.html

Kevin Gorman: Baseball’s first female broadcast booth will be so Cool | TribLIVE.com

Suzie Cool still can’t believe how quickly she became the center of a story that went viral on social media so fast she was soon reading about herself making history on Sports Illustrated’s website. Only a year after Cool became the Carolina League’s first female broadcaster, the Salem (Va.) Red
— Read on triblive.com/sports/kevin-gorman-baseballs-first-female-broadcast-booth-will-be-so-cool/

Analy High junior Kaija Bazzano gets chance to show her stuff at Major League Baseball expo

Analy High junior Kaija Bazzano is one of 60 teen girls from North America invited to participate in MLB Grit, a showcase event this week for female high school baseball players.
— Read on www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9351094-181/analy-high-baseball-player-gets

Canadians Gilder, Schroder to showcase girls’ baseball at MLB high school event | The Star

Liz Gilder and Alli Schroder are among eight Canadians participating this week at the first annual MLB Grit Invitational — a development tournament in Arlington, Texas, for high-school aged girl baseball players.
— Read on www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/2019/03/07/canadians-gilder-schroder-to-showcase-girls-baseball-at-mlb-high-school-event.html

Bay Area girls choose to play baseball over softball, head to MLB event – SFChronicle.com

This weekend, a group of athletes will head to Texas to play baseball. And the San Francisco Bay Area will be well-represented at MLB Grit, a girls-only baseball tournament sponsored by Major League Baseball. The high school girls who are headed to Arlington, Texas, opted to play Little League and Pony League growing up.
— Read on www.sfchronicle.com/sports/annkillion/article/San-Francisco-girls-choose-to-play-baseball-13668346.php

The first professional women’s baseball league WWII inspired 1992 movie A League of Their Own | Daily Mail Online

Major League Baseball was threatened with the shortage of manpower during WWII which led to Wrigley’s launch of the first professional women’s league in an effort to save his business.
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6782699/The-professional-womens-baseball-league-WWII-inspired-1992-movie-League-Own.html

MLB Grit Provides More Opportunities for Girls’ Baseball | Youth1

MLB Grit Provides More Opportunities for Girls’ Baseball | Youth1
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/youth1.com/baseball/mlb-grit-provides-more-opportunities-girls-baseball?amp

Redmond sisters are set for ‘MLB Grit’ baseball event | Redmond Reporter

Redmond’s Emily and Lindsay Tsujikawa will participate in the inaugural “MLB Grit,” a high school baseball invitational designed specifically for girls who play baseball, March 8-10 at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy in Dallas, Texas. Both locals are pitchers and infielders.
— Read on www.redmond-reporter.com/sports/redmond-sisters-are-set-for-mlb-grit-baseball-event/

Texas Rangers: True Grit: Rangers, Globe Life Park to host inaugural tournament for girls playing high school baseball | SportsDay

This wasn’t the time to answer the phone. This was a time to run and lift weights during softball season. Those close to Sunset junior Alicia…
— Read on sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangers/2019/03/07/true-grit-rangers-globe-life-park-host-inaugural-tournament-girls-playing-high-school-baseball

Lone black counselor at Boy Scout camp calls for changes after he’s given ‘Evil Monkey’ award – The Boston Globe

Chris Vogel joined the Boy Scouts in first grade, became an Eagle Scout in high school, and recruited African-American scouts in Brockton, as part of the organization’s efforts to diversify its ranks. At Boy Scout camp last summer, the camp doctor said Vogel was so dedicated he donned a Hazmat suit to fish a camper’s cellphone and clothes out of a Dumpster.
— Read on www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/03/07/boyscouts/wqFyQUPoS8SKIucGr7dfPM/story.html

Veronica Alvarez coaching in Athletics camp | MLB.com

MESA, Ariz. — The A’s have a new coach in camp. Her name is Veronica Alvarez, and she brings an impressive resume to the table.
The Miami native has been playing ball from a young age, switching over to softball “like a lot of us have to do because that’s
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/veronica-alvarez-coaching-in-athletics-camp

West Florence’s Bergfeld continues to be trailblazer on diamond | Sports | scnow.com

FLORENCE, S.C. – West Florence freshman Anya Bergfeld has proved she can play baseball as well as the boys.
— Read on www.scnow.com/content/tncms/live/

Jessica Mendoza joins New York Mets as baseball adviser, will continue broadcasting duties | Fox News

The New York Mets are bringing in ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst Jessica Mendoza to serve as the team’s baseball operations adviser, the organization announced Tuesday.
— Read on www.foxnews.com/sports/jessica-mendoza-joins-new-york-mets-as-baseball-adviser-continue-broadcasting-duties

Ila Borders walks with baseball’s greats | NewsCut | Minnesota Public Radio News

The Society for American Baseball Research has nominated a former Saint Paul Saint for a new award honoring women in baseball.
— Read on blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2019/03/ila-borders-walks-with-baseballs-greats/

Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond Choreographed by Camille A. Brown Directed by Pam MacKinnon A coproduction with Arena Stage – A.C.T.-San Francisco

Toni Stone
by Lydia R. Diamond
Choreographed by Camille A. Brown
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
A coproduction with Arena Stage

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

“I had to play . . . I wanted to find the heart of the game.” —Toni Stone

Toni Stone dreams of nothing but baseball. But to become the first woman to play professionally as a member of the Negro League’s Indianapolis Clowns, she must confront hostile crowds, ruthless team owners, and players who slide spikes first. As she negotiates life’s challenges and opportunities on and off the field, Toni stays true to herself and reaches for who she can be.
In this new play, playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Broadway’s Stick Fly and Showtime’s The Affair) uncovers the theatrical journey in Martha Ackmann’s book, Curveball: The Remarkable True Story of Toni Stone. The culmination of a six-year collaboration between Diamond and director Pam MacKinnon, Toni Stone is the extraordinary, real-life story of a trail-blazing Bay Area athlete.

“One of the best players you have never heard of”
—Negro Leagues Baseball Players Association
— Read on www.act-sf.org/home/box_office/subscribe.tablet.highResolutionDisplay.html

SF’s ACT announces new season: “Tony Stone”

American Conservatory Theater’s 2019-20 season features…“Toni Stone”: Lydia Diamond’s bio-play looks at the life and times of the Bay Area athlete who became the first woman to play professional baseball when she made the lineup of the  Negro Leagues’ Indianapolis team. MacKinnon directs...
www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/04/sfs-act-announces-new-season-top-girls-tony-hale/

A 9th Grade Girl Becomes The First To Start At Pitcher For A Boys High School Program In The Midlands | wltx.com

Lexi Pittelkau put her name in the history books when she took the mound against Camden her first start for the Lugoff-Elgin High School boys B-Team.
— Read on www.wltx.com/mobile/article/sports/a-9th-grade-girl-becomes-the-first-to-start-at-pitcher-for-a-boys-high-school-program-in-the-midlands/101-0f624429-60d4-4c18-8acd-1f90e4aeedb9

2019 MLB GRIT Invitational to be Played in Dallas and Arlington from March 7-10 | USA Baseball

USA Baseball
— Read on www.usabaseball.com/news/2019-mlb-grit-invitational-to-be-played-in-dallas-and-arlington-from-march-7-10/c-304560692

MLB Grit Invitational Aims to Help Foster Women’s Baseball at Youth Level

MLB and USA Baseball partnered to host the high school invitational for girls who play baseball, bringing the players together for games and speakers.
— Read on frntofficesport.com/mlb-grit-invitational/

Perspective | Be careful how you talk about the women running for president. Girls are listening.

What adults say about these women influences not just how a girl sees the woman, but how she sees herself, now and in the future.

Source: Perspective | Be careful how you talk about the women running for president. Girls are listening.

Okotoks To Host 2019 Baseball Canada National Women’s Championship – HighRiverOnline.com

Source: Okotoks To Host 2019 Baseball Canada National Women`s Championship – HighRiverOnline.com

Not ‘My Grandfather’s Boy Scout Troop’: It’s Now for Girls, Too

Baseball’s Mo’ne Davis chooses Hampton | National Sports | postguam.com

PHILADELPHIA — Jackie Robinson is where it all started for Mo’ne Davis…
www.postguam.com/content/tncms/live/

UN Women for Peace Association

The UN Women for Peace Association, Inc. (UNWFPA) works to advance the
goals of academic and charitable organizations that provide opportunities
for women to partake in the global peace building process through social, cultural, educational and women empowerment programs. The UNWFPA is committed to the prevention of violence against women and girls, to the provision of services to those affected by violence, to strengthening the implementation of laws and policies against violence, and to the empowerment of women in countries and societies where they are
under-advantaged…

www.unwomenforpeace.org/

Albert Pujols’ MLB-sponsored ‘Strike Out Slavery’ campaign spotlights fight against human trafficking – CBSSports.com

Pujols and his wife Deidre received an award from the United Nations for their efforts
— Read on www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/albert-pujols-mlb-sponsored-strike-out-slavery-campaign-spotlights-fight-against-human-trafficking/

Laurene Powell Jobs invests in news because she worries about democracy

www.cnet.com/news/laurene-powell-jobs-invests-in-journalism-because-shes-worried-about-democracy/

Laguna Beach Boy Scouts welcome first girls’ troop – Los Angeles Times

Laguna’s Boy Scouts welcome first girls’ troop
— Read on www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-laguna-boy-scouts-girls-troop-20190302-story.html

Speaking Volumes: Remembering Helen Callaghan St. Aubin, a women’s baseball pioneer

A League of Their Own, a women’s baseball movie that debuted in 1992 and starred Geena Davis, Tom Hanks and Madonna, has inspired decades of female athletes and other young women.

Source: Speaking Volumes: Remembering Helen Callaghan St. Aubin, a women’s baseball pioneer

How MLB’s Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Champions Women In Baseball

Renee Tirado, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Major League Baseball (MLB), is taking on the challenge of not only making the league’s front office more diverse but also the playing field as well.

Source: How MLB’s Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Champions Women In Baseball

Salem Red Sox will have first all-female broadcasting booth in pro baseball | SI.com

Melanie Newman and Suzie Cool will make up pro baseball’s first all-female broadcasting booth.

— Read on www.si.com/mlb/2019/02/27/salem-red-sox-first-all-female-broadcast-booth-minor-league

Girl Land: Caitlin Flanagan: 9780316065986: Amazon.com: Books

Dianne Feinstein Doesn’t Need a Do-Over

Confronted by passionate schoolchildren, the senator held a master class in patience, grace, and asserting her well-earned authority.

Source: Dianne Feinstein Doesn’t Need a Do-Over

Pitch in to help girls | The West Australian

Recognised for their dedication and talent in a sport dominated by men, two young Rockingham women will represent WA in the Australian Women’s and Youth Women’s Baseball Championships in Canberra.
— Read on thewest.com.au/news/sound-southern-telegraph/pitch-in-to-help-girls-ng-b881111054z

Opinion | Why the Priesthood Needs Women – The New York Times

Far more than celibacy or sexual repression, barring one gender from the Roman Catholic Church’s highest ranks provides the implicit rationale for clerical abuse.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/opinion/sunday/women-catholic-priests.html

Military draft: Judge rules male-only registration is unconstitutional

In the biggest legal blow to the Selective Service System since 1981…

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/24/military-draft-judge-rules-male-only-registration-unconstitutional/2968872002/