An interview with SABR member Justine Siegal

From Stacy Mozer at Sporty Girl Books on January 14, 2014, with SABR member Justine Siegal:

When I was doing research on girls who play baseball, Justine Siegal’s name came up again and again, not just for her own accomplishments in the sport, but also for the work she does helping and inspiring girls who play ball.

Here is a little about Justine: A true pioneer, Justine is the first woman to coach men’s professional baseball and to throw batting practice to a Major League Baseball team. She is the Founder of Baseball For All, a nonprofit that provides opportunities for girls in baseball. She has been featured in thousands of media outlets including: The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, NPR’s All Things Considered, and ESPN. Justine received her PhD in Sport Psychology from Springfield College.

Interview: You recently wrote an article about the differences between playing baseball and playing softball. Why was it important for you to play baseball?

J: I have always loved baseball. I never considered softball the same sport. I wanted to play the game I loved. And that was, and is baseball.

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Originally published: January 15, 2014. Last Updated: January 15, 2014.