Schmidt: Dorothy Seymour Mills, baseball’s first female historian, dies in Tucson at 91

From Caitlin Schmidt at the Arizona Daily Star on November 26, 2019:

Dorothy Seymour Mills was widely considered baseball’s first female historian, but she didn’t earn the accolade with ease: For decades, her contributions went largely unrecognized.

Mills, considered by many to be a pioneer for women in baseball, died Nov. 17 in Tucson from complications of an ulcer. She was 91.

Mills had two awards named in her honor, and was recognized in the inaugural class of recipients for the Society of American Baseball Research’s Henry Chadwick Award, which honors baseball’s greatest researchers.

“She is truly a pioneer for women interested in any aspect of baseball,” said Leslie Heaphy, chair of SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee and a history professor at Kent State University.

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Originally published: November 27, 2019. Last Updated: November 27, 2019.