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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What It Took to Write About Baseball as a Woman

In 1983, she met Mantle, her hero, in Atlantic City. The retired center fielder, then fifty-one, was directing a golf tournament. Leavy caught up to him at a breakfast buffet. “He puts out his hand and says, ‘Hiii, I’m Mick,’ ” she recalled. “And I said, ‘Hi, I’m nervous.’ And he said, ‘Why? Didya think I was gonna pull on your titty?’ ”...

Leavy would endure more indignities in locker rooms over the years. One player covered her eyes and ran a hand down her side, but she never reported the incident. “I saw it as a test to see whether I had the—I don’t want to say balls, but whether I had the whatever to deal with them,” she said. Soon after, a coach began masturbating in front of her before a player came to her aid. Some Oakland Athletics players once pressured her into sipping a beer that turned out to be drugged. The next day, the team’s manager, Billy Martin, asked her, “Sleep well, Jane?” She concluded, “All of this is why nothing about the Babe phases me.”

A Baseball Fan Posted: October 16, 2018 at 06:44 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: women in baseball

Friday, October 12, 2018

Where Are All the Women in Play-by-Play Broadcasting?

She scrambled to come up with a signature home run call, eventually deciding to play on the fountains at Coors Field. The night before her debut, her husband played an MLB: The Show video game between the Rockies and the Padres and she practiced her call whenever an animated Rockie hit the ball out of the park.

She didn’t have to wait long to try it out; the next night, in the bottom of the first inning, Nolan Arenado got ahold of a Bryan Mitchell pitch.

“In my mind I’m going, ‘Oh my gosh, you just have to go for it,’” she told me. The ball sailed over the left-field wall, and she went for it.

“Fire up the fountains!” Cavnar exclaimed. “She’s gone!”

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 12, 2018 at 02:13 PM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: announcers, women in baseball

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Woman who played professional baseball finds new career fighting fires in Oregon

She has an area in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and has been interviewed by some of the greats, but now Ila Borders is saving lives and serving the community of Cornelius.
[...]
The trajectory of her life then changed with a pair of tragic events. Borders lost her grandmother to a drowning and lost her partner to a drunken driver.

She battled serious depression, but found a new life in Oregon.

Borders is now 43 and married again. She is in her third year as lieutenant and paramedic for the Cornelius Fire Department.


 

 

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