Overuse of young pitchers fueling MLB’s Tommy John surgery problem « SI.com

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Alexis T. Busch representing Baulkham Hills at the 2011 Sydney Invitational Women’s Baseball Tournament

Alexis T. Busch representing Baulkham Hills at the 2011 Sydney Invitational Women's Baseball Tournament

Alexis T. Busch representing Baulkham Hills at the 2011 Sydney Invitational Women’s Baseball Tournament

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Bat girl who greeted Bonds after 500th homer among missing sailors | San Francisco Giants: The Splash | an SFGate.com blog

When Barry Bonds hit his 500th career home run on April 17, 2001, at what was then called Pacific Bell Park, the only person to greet him at home plate was a teenaged bat girl named Alexis Busch. They shared a fist bump.

via Bat girl who greeted Bonds after 500th homer among missing sailors | San Francisco Giants: The Splash | an SFGate.com blog.

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“I can think of no better place than in this ballpark, where she gave the biggest piece of her heart, to say thank you to Alex for showing me what it is to be a true friend…” – Giants legends turn out to honor sailor Alexis Busch at AT&T Park – Marin Independent Journal

Busch constantly reminded those around the Giants that she could do anything that the boys could do. Novato’s Ted Griggs, vice president and general manager of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, remembered a particular time when she helped open his eyes.

“I remember doing a standup with Joe Garagiola about dads playing catch with their sons,” said Griggs, who once worked for Busch’s father at Marin’s Golden Gate Productions. “She was upset that we said nothing about fathers and daughters, because she played catch with her dad all the time. … Yeah, she had me. She was right.”

via Giants legends turn out to honor sailor Alexis Busch at AT&T Park – Marin Independent Journal.

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Alexis T. Busch: “I’m not a girl. I’m a ballplayer…” – Giants pay tribute to former ballgirl Busch | MLB.com: News

As the tributes demonstrated, Busch’s personality inevitably emerged through her love for the Giants. Larry Baer, the club’s president and CEO, said that Busch eclipsed the great Willie Mays in one respect.

Giants pay tribute to former ballgirl Busch | MLB.com: News

“Willie was a Giant for 22 years,” Baer said. “Alex was a Giant for 26 years — her entire life. … The Giants were and will be Alexis’ second family forever.”

via Giants pay tribute to former ballgirl Busch | MLB.com: News.

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California Women’s Baseball League 2006

Kerri Amirarlt Ui Bal Jen Benson Michelle Betti Danielle Brenner Alexis Busch Katie Cleary Sara Cleary Cathy Cloyd Sal Coats Susie Cunanan Tamara Deleon Karen Deloy Anna Emery Bekki Garcia Rachel Gary Jen Goodwin Giavanna Hampton Rocky Henley Angela Hill Brianna Holland Emily Hunt Sara Krentz Susan Kyle Melanie Laspina Kelly Lotz Kim Lychak Tracey Magni Jessie Maldonado Elizabeth McMurray Jackie Mojica Toni Morgan Dawn Moy Rhonda Palmer Adrienne Raquiza Shayna Rentfro Miali Reynoso Liz Robertson Lisa Roepken Kim Rose Sherri Schneider Homa Shaffi Alex Sickinger Rhonda Staton Sheri Svenson Jen Tating Susan Wheeler Courtney Zobak

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Alexis T. Busch – Coast Guard suspends search for four missing crewmembers off the Farallon Islands – uscgnews.com

Alexis T. Busch - Coast Guard suspends search for four missing crewmembers off the Farallon Islands - uscgnews.com

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Alexis T. Busch | About Us | Lady Baseball

Alexis T. Busch

Founder of Lady Baseball

Alexis has her Master of Arts in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco and currently plays hardball in the California Women’s Baseball League as well as the New South Wales Women’s Baseball League. As an undergraduate student at San Francisco State University she spent six months working for the Commissioner of Major League Baseball in both New York and San Francisco. Alexis was part of the Baseball Operations Department and contributed to the development of the Inaugural MLB Umpire Camps at the Urban Youth Academy. When she was 15 and 16 years old she worked for the San Francisco Giants as the batgirl. Alexis fondly recalls one of her proudest moments on the field was meeting Barry Bonds’ as he crossed home plate after hitting career home run #500. She also spent a great deal of time at the yard as a youngster and is a true student of the game.

Growing up in the Bay Area, Alexis always played baseball with boys, from Little League up through Junior League on the 90-foot diamond. Going into high school she had to decide whether to continue with the boys or switch over to softball – neither of which she chose. She had never before questioned playing with male athletes and she never considered softball as an alternative; she just wanted to play hardball! So many girls have had similar experiences and it is a clear indication that insufficient opportunities exist for girls to play baseball.

As an advocate for the progression of Women’s Baseball Development, Alexis is dedicated to facilitating adequate opportunities for girls and women to compete with one another on the baseball field. She operates Lady Baseball, helping to lead the effort for cultivating competitive female baseball programs both nationally and internationally.

via About Us | Lady Baseball.

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ABL says goodbye to Alexis Busch | Australian Baseball League News

“Alexis was a valued member of the Blue Sox staff in our inaugural season, and her contributions to the ABL as well as her passion for women’s baseball in New South Wales were things we all cherished and admired,” Australian Baseball League CEO Peter Wermuth said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Busch family during this time of incomprehensible heartbreak.”

via ABL says goodbye to Alexis Busch | Australian Baseball League News.

A loving reminder why we do this…

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