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Penny Marshall to Direct Biopic Of First Female Baseball Hall of Famer

A League Of Their Own director Penny Marshall is swinging at a baseball biopic about Effa Manley, the sports trailblazer who became the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I love this announcement for so many reasons. First, A League of Their Own is one of my favorite films (starring …

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What has Baseball Phenom Mo’ne Davis Been Up To?

What has 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis been doing since becoming the first girl to pitch a shut-out at the Little League World Series? What hasn’t she been doing? Mo’ne , who earned a place on the cover of Sports Illustrated during her inspiring performance  last summer, is the subject of a mini-doc by legendary director Spike Lee. The film “Throw Like …

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Mo’ne Davis is Pretty Tough in Harper’s Photo Spread

Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis, OITNB’s Uzo Aduba, activist Christy Turlington Burns and singer Debbie Harry were among those who posed for Harper’s Bazaar’s Women Who Dare series. In the magazine’s profile of Davis, 13, the young pitcher talks about being a girl playing the usually all boys sport of baseball: “Most want to hit against me, just to say they got a hit,” …

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Mo’Ne Davis proves baseball is not just for boys

The Little League World Series is back for its 68th year and for a few weeks, dozens of teams of 12- and 13-year-olds descend on Williamsport, Pennsylvania in hopes of becoming the best youth baseball team in the world. Up to 45,000 fans pack the stadium for the championship game and a million more watch it live on television which …

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America’s Pastime: Opening Day for Baseball

Boy, how I missed baseball. Sure, I enjoy watching football (especially Tom Brady and the New England Patriots), basketball, and a few other sports, but let’s be real, there is no sport that compares to baseball. It seems like a century has passed since the Red Sox took down the Cardinals in the 2013 World …

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Sad Loss to Women’s Sports – Inspiration for ‘A League of their Own’ Passes Away

Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, star of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has passed away at the age of 88.  Paire-Davis was a model for the character played by Geena Davis in the movie, “A League of Their Own”. “I know what it’s like for your dream to come true, mine did,” the Los Angeles-born Paire-Davis told the Associated …

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‘You Let a GIRL Beat You’ Penned by Top Female Sports Pioneer

Sure, most Southern Californian’s remember the blond, blue-eyed pitcher who formed his own mini-union with southpaw -superstar, Sandy Koufax, during the Dodger’s glory days; but how many people remember his wife, Ann Meyers?  And yet it was she, not Don Drysdale, who racked up more honors, firsts, accolades and awards than any other athlete on …

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Game Changer: Pretty Tough Girls Claim a Piece of Online Turf

Believe it or not, not every girl is a damsel in distress looking for Prince Charming. The days when girls were expected to play with dolls, wear pink dresses, have perfect hair, and be quiet and clean are long gone.  For many girls, role models aren’t delicate princesses but kick-butt women who surf twenty- foot …

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