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Making My Pitch A Woman's Baseball Odyssey

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ISBN-10: 0803285302

ISBN-13: 9780803285309

Edition: 2017

Authors: Ila Jane Borders, Jean Hastings Ardell, Mike Veeck

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Making My Pitch tells the story of Ila Jane Borders, who despite formidable obstacles became a Little League prodigy, MVP of her otherwise all-male middle school and high school teams, the first woman awarded a baseball scholarship, and the first to pitch and win a complete men's collegiate game. After Mike Veeck signed Borders in May 1997 to pitch for his St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League, she accomplished what no woman had done since the Negro Leagues era: play men's professional baseball. Borders played four professional seasons and in 1998 became the first woman in the modern era to win a professional ball game. Borders had to find ways to fit in with her teammates,…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 4/1/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.10" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.188

Amy Whorf McGuiggan is a freelance writer and the author ofMy ProvincetownandChristmas in New England. She lives in Hingham, Massachusetts. nbsp; Mike Veeck is president and co-owner of six Minor League baseball teams and the author ofFun Is Good: How to Create Joy & Passion in Your Workplace & Career.