Roscher: MLB Trailblazer Series was a success, but what’s next for women’s baseball?

From SABR member Liz Roscher at Yahoo! Sports on April 20, 2017:

The first ever Trailblazer Series, which celebrated girls baseball, took place over the weekend, and it looks like an unqualified success. One hundred young women came from across the country (and one from Canada) to play baseball, receive instruction from women’s baseball players and coaches, and take part in Jackie Robinson Day festivities at Dodger Stadium.

The event was created by Major League Baseball with a helping hand from USA Baseball, the organization that manages all amateur baseball in the U.S.


It’s clear that the activities of this past weekend made a huge impact on the girls and women who took part. But there’s a question about the Trailblazer Series that needs to be asked: What’s next for these young women? The purpose of the Trailblazer Series, according to MLB, was to celebrate girls baseball. It’s been celebrated. But what’s beyond that?

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Originally published: April 21, 2017. Last Updated: April 21, 2017.