Posts tagged "Women in Baseball"

Chicago Bandits' "Battle of the Sexes" comes to Crestwood

Chicago Bandits' "Battle of the Sexes" comes to Crestwood
From our friends at the Chicago Bandits:   The Chicago Bandits and the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League are proud to announce the second annual “Battle of the Sexes” fastpitch softball game at Standard Bank Stadium (14011 Kenton Ave.) in Crestwood, Ill. on Monday, June 15 at 7:05 p.m. Gates will open at... Read more »

Who's Effa Manley, and why is Penny Marshall directing a movie about her? Hint: Baseball

Who's Effa Manley, and why is Penny Marshall directing a movie about her? Hint: Baseball
Twenty years ago, Penny Marshall directed the baseball classic ‘A League of their Own,‘ about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and Oak Park native Megan Cavanaugh (a high school friend of mine, along with Kathy Griffin,) the movie brought back an era that few people,... Read more »

Mo'Ne, Mo'Ne Davis: The Future of Women in Pro Baseball

Mo'Ne, Mo'Ne Davis: The Future of Women in Pro Baseball
Mo’Ne, Mo’Ne, we’ve come a long way! Watching 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis hurl 70-mph fastballs at the Little League World Series makes me think that a day is coming when women will become professional ballplayers. I’ve thought of that possibility often since I was denied entrance to Little League (well, T-Ball) more than 40 years ago.... Read more »
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AAGBPL's "A League of Their Own" Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Oak Brook

AAGBPL's "A League of Their Own" Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Oak Brook
“We Are Members of the All-American League, We come from Cities, near and far…We are Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes, We’re One for All, We’re All for One, We’re All-American!” All-American Girls Professional Baseball Anthem,  co-written by Pepper Paire and Nalda Bird Cleveland Indians’ legend Bob Feller was “over there.” So was the Yankees’ “Joltin Joe” DiMaggio. And Boston’s Ted... Read more »

Minding Your P's, Qs, and V's: Arizona Baseball, Equality, and God's Word

Minding Your P's, Qs, and V's: Arizona Baseball, Equality, and God's Word
My friend Elizabeth Hess, of WDWS’ morning show in Champaign-Urbana, is known for the quick-witted, timely quote. As she reported on Facebook, I just found out the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Her son asked her an interesting question the other day: “Mom,” he said. “Is it better to have a penis or a vagina?”... Read more »

THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL...

THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL...
On this Valentine’s Day 2012, and in honor of the late and great Whitney Houston, I think it only appropriate to declare my love for something that has given me the “greatest love of all.” And just what is the greatest love of all? As Ms. Houston intoned, 26 years ago, “Learning to love yourself is... Read more »
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Baseball: Women...Love and...Progress?

Baseball: Women...Love and...Progress?
I always look forward to the month of February for two reasons: 1) Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. 2) Spring Training begins! It’s appropriate that these two events coincide, because my longest romance has been with baseball, in particular, with the Chicago Cubs. I don’t remember a day in my life when I didn’t... Read more »
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