Attagirl: women and girls in baseball
About This Show
We've all heard of "A League of Their Own" and "No Crying in Baseball," but did you know that women have been involved in baseball since its beginning? While women are and always have been baseball players, owners, coaches, umpires, and fans, after over 150 years women still face barriers in every level of organized baseball. Every year, thousands of girls join Little League teams, but then age out and don't find anywhere else to play. Thousands more don't join Little League in the first place because they don't know baseball is an option for girls.
On this podcast, we're exploring the past and present of girls and women's baseball and talking to players, historians, and baseball pioneers. We're also encouraging our listeners to join the growing movement for the future of girls' and women's baseball, ensuring there will always be a place for young girls who want to play.
Most Recent Episode
E11: The Hidden Figures of Baseball Part 1
5 days ago
Inspired by the movie Hidden Figures, we are bringing you a women’s baseball story you didn’t know you needed to know. As we did with our Effa Manly episode last April, we are doing this episode in the style of one of our favorite podcasts, The History Chicks. Check out photos and videos of Mary “Bonnie” Baker on the Women Belong in Baseball Pinterest page. Links to things we discussed today: The movie A League of Their Own Bonnie Baker on What’s My Line? Investigative reporter Dorothy Killgallen Bonnie’s sister Gene’s AAGPBL stats The documentary A League of Their Own. A donation of any amount will enable you to stream it online. The Baseball Hall of Fame traveling exhibit The AAGPBL Song The International Women’s Baseball Center in Rockford, IL The Kalamazoo Public Library page about the Lassies Biography of sportswriter Grantland Rice who produced the 1950 movie Bonnie was in Bonnie Baker in the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan The Saskatchewan Sports