Dorothy Seymour Mills

Submit nominations for the 2021 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award

Dorothy Seymour Mills

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award — “The Dorothy” — named in honor of Dorothy Seymour Mills and her lifetime of contributions to promoting women’s baseball.

To submit a nomination for The Dorothy in 2021, please submit a letter of nomination (self or external); supporting letters; list of accomplishments with supporting documentation (including articles written by/about the candidate; book reviews for books written; links to organizations/tournaments/others that the candidate participated in or helped organize); awards received; or other achievements by May 31, 2021, to Dr. Leslie Heaphy by e-mail at or by mail at Dr. Leslie Heaphy, KSU at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave., North Canton, OH 44720.

Eligible candidates include any person with a sustained involvement in women’s baseball or any woman with a longtime involvement in baseball in any fashion — player, umpire, writer, executive, team owner, scout, etc. Candidates do not have to be living; it can be awarded posthumously. Self-nominations are accepted. The winner will be selected by the Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award Committee.

SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee established the award in 2017; previous winners include Perry Barber (2018), Rachel Robinson (2019), and Effa Manley (2020).

To learn more about the legendary baseball historian Dorothy Seymour Mills, click here.

Originally published: January 20, 2021. Last Updated: January 20, 2021.