“Sports is a mental health powder keg.”
Laguna Beach author Jean Hastings Ardell and her co-author, baseball player Ila Jane Borders, will discuss their new book, “Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, with a reading at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. They tell the story of Borders’ achievement of being the first woman to get a scholarship to play men’s collegiate baseball and the personal story of the loneliness of a groundbreaking pioneer who experienced grave personal loss. Borders played four years of men’s professional baseball, mostly in the independent Northern League…
The gender barrier in MLB is pretty impossible to break down. Or is it? The organization is continuously making strides to embrace females.
An event in California put together by Major League Baseball gathered girls from around the country to play baseball. Helping facilitate was Alexandria’s Codi Dudley.
NANAIMO — Veronica Wong is not just an athlete who’s gifted in a number of sports, she’s also broken through the gender barrier. She is the only female player on the Midget AAA College Prep Nanaimo Buccaneers baseball team.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Major League Baseball celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, a diversity report finds that the league could do a better job of identifying and hiring minority and female candidates for top decision-making levels.
Baseball Great Rod Carew Hopes to Raise Awareness After Heart Transplant From Tragic NFLer
Rod Carew got a second chance when he received a heart transplant following the tragic death of former NFL tight end Konrad Reuland. Read the full story