Piorkowski: Petrone knows how to ‘Throw Like a Woman’

From Jeff Piorkowski at Cleveland.com on May 1, 2015, on SABR member Susan Petrone:

Don’t use the phrase “throw like a girl” around Susan Petrone.

The South Euclid woman grew up playing baseball in her neighborhood with the boys and still participates in regular adult pickup hardball games. When I used the phrase when speaking to her, she told me she was offended by it and told me that there are plenty of females who throw a baseball — I won’t say like a man — but, rather, as a baseball should be thrown.

Petrone, an avid baseball fan/historian is, not coincidentally, also author of the newly released novel “Throw like a Woman.”

While some speculate about the time a woman will be playing in the Major Leagues, Petrone has written a book that’s both comedic and dramatic that brings about such a scenario.

“It’s about baseball and anger,” she said of the book. “It’s a bout a single mom who lives in South Euclid who can throw 95 miles an hour whenever she thinks about her ex-husband.”

Read the full article here: http://www.cleveland.com/lyndhurst-south-euclid/index.ssf/2015/05/south_euclid_happenings_64.html

Originally published: May 4, 2015. Last Updated: May 4, 2015.