SABR member Justine Siegal to be inducted into Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame

From the Springfield Republican on November 30, 2018, on SABR member Justine Siegal:

Justine Siegal, the first female coach in the history of Major League Baseball, will be the keynote speaker for the sixth annual Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame induction banquet on Jan. 31.

The ceremony, hosted by the Valley Blue Sox, will take place at 7 p.m. at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 100 Congress St., Springfield.

“The Blue Sox are excited to host another Hall of Fame induction banquet,” said Blue Sox President Fred Ciaglo, who is entering his second season as the head of the franchise. “There are so many people that do a great deal of work to help baseball prosper in Western Massachusetts. We hope that this event serves as an avenue to celebrate those individuals and their accomplishments.”

Siegal is the president and founder of “Baseball for All”, a nonprofit organization that empowers women to play, coach, and lead in baseball. She earned her doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Springfield College, where she served as an assistant coach for the baseball team from 2008-10. She also coached youth baseball.

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Originally published: December 6, 2018. Last Updated: December 6, 2018.