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The Resource Making my pitch : a woman's baseball odyssey, Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell ; foreword by Mike Veeck

Making my pitch : a woman's baseball odyssey, Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell ; foreword by Mike Veeck

Label
Making my pitch : a woman's baseball odyssey
Title
Making my pitch
Title remainder
a woman's baseball odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell ; foreword by Mike Veeck
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Making My Pitch tells the story of Ila Jane Borders, who despite formidable obstacles became a Little League prodigy, MVP of her otherwise all-male middle school and high school teams, the first woman awarded a baseball scholarship, and the first to pitch and win a complete men's collegiate game. After Mike Veeck signed Borders in May 1997 to pitch for his St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League, she accomplished what no woman had done since the Negro Leagues era: play men's professional baseball. Borders played four professional seasons and in 1998 became the first woman in the modern era to win a professional ball game. Borders had to find ways to fit in with her teammates, reassure their wives and girlfriends, work with the media, and fend off groupies. But these weren't the toughest challenges. She had a troubled family life, a difficult adolescence as she struggled with her sexual orientation, and an emotionally fraught college experience as a closeted gay athlete at a Christian university. Making My Pitch shows what it's like to be the only woman on the team bus, in the clubhouse, and on the field. Raw, open, and funny at times, her story encompasses the loneliness of a groundbreaking pioneer who experienced grave personal loss. Borders ultimately relates how she achieved self-acceptance and created a life as a firefighter and paramedic and as a coach and goodwill ambassador for the game of baseball"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borders, Ila Jane
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Intended audience
920L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
GV865.B675
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ardell, Jean Hastings
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Borders, Ila Jane
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • Women baseball players
Label
Making my pitch : a woman's baseball odyssey, Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell ; foreword by Mike Veeck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings: Little League -- 2. Lipstick adolescence -- 3. College: pitching through adversity -- 4. Mike Veeck and the St. Paul Saints -- 5. Duluth-Superior Dukes: being "Babe" -- 6. The Dukes: nailing a win -- 7. Another team, another town -- 8. Out of the game -- 9. Loss -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803285309
Lccn
2016029037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026905553
System control number
ocn954719923
Label
Making my pitch : a woman's baseball odyssey, Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell ; foreword by Mike Veeck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings: Little League -- 2. Lipstick adolescence -- 3. College: pitching through adversity -- 4. Mike Veeck and the St. Paul Saints -- 5. Duluth-Superior Dukes: being "Babe" -- 6. The Dukes: nailing a win -- 7. Another team, another town -- 8. Out of the game -- 9. Loss -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803285309
Lccn
2016029037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026905553
System control number
ocn954719923

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