When March comes around on the calendar, it's time for two things: Women's History Month and baseball. You can combine the two later this month when the Foster City Library and the Half Moon Bay Library host screenings of Jon Leonoudakis' documentary Shutout! The Battle American Women Wage to Play Baseball.
We have a lot more events in addition to the screening of this documentary. Take a look at our full list of events for Women's History Month and come join us in the celebration.
Learn More About Women in Baseball
Making My Pitch: A Woman's Baseball Odyssey is the autobiography of pitcher Ila Jane Borders, who in 1997 became the first woman to play professional men's baseball since the Negro Leagues when she was signed by the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League.
Women also played a role on the business side of baseball. The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues is the biography of the pioneering businesswoman and social activist, who ran the Newark Eagles from 1936 to 1948.
Breaking Into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime discusses the different ways women participate in the game, as fans, umpires, players, sportswriters, and more.
Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball is a comprehensive history of women in the sport from its beginnings in the mid-1800s.
Want to find out about women athletes in other sports? Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History is a good place to start.
What does Women's History Month mean to you? Let us now below.