Dorothy Seymour Mills

Submit nominations for the 2024 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award

Dorothy Seymour Mills

Nominations are now open for the 2024 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 2024, 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 27, 2024, 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), Effa Manley (2020), Claire Smith (2021), Justine Siegal (2022), and Maybelle Blair (2023).

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

Originally published: March 20, 2024. Last Updated: March 19, 2024.