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
E12: The Hidden Figures of Baseball Part 2
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 Julie Croteau on the Women Belong in Baseball Pinterest page. Links to things we discussed today: The biography YouTube Video done by students The Washington Post article on what the high school softball team thought of the lawsuit. Some information on Title IX If the Fredericksburg Giants are still in existence, I could find no current link to them. Julie's IMDB page The Colorado Silver Bullets The Hawaii winter baseball league Julie and a teammate were invited to play in no longer exists. The U.S. Women's National Team The photo of coach Julie in action Julie's biography on the Stanford website SABR and the SABR Women's Committee Women Belong in Baseball has a new website! Recommend a favorite show to your friends using