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A Message from Baseball For All Founder: Justine Siegal


(Youth Sports) Baseball For All is the voice and hub of girls and baseball in the U.S. Over 100,000 girls play youth baseball, but only 1,000 girls play high school baseball. What happened to those 99,000 players? Their love of baseball didn’t just go away, nor did their talent.

Baseball For All fosters, encourages, and provides opportunities for girls to participate in baseball. We educate the public concerning the importance of providing equal opportunities and provide resources for girls who are told they are not allowed to try out for a school team. Baseball For All teaches players, parents, and supporters to start teams, leagues, and tournaments of their own.

Baseball For All has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including the Queen Latifah Show, Newsweek, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Ms. Magazine, espnW, MLB.com, and the New York Times. We are THE resource for media looking for answers and thoughts on girls and women playing baseball.

I was 13-years-old the first time I was told I shouldn’t play baseball because I was a girl.

My coach explained to me that he didn’t want me on his baseball team and that I should play softball instead. It didn’t matter that I was one of the best players on the team, that I loved baseball, or that I practiced way more than any of my male friends. It only mattered that I was a girl.

The day my coach told me to quit was that day I decided to play baseball forever.

Too many girls are still told they can’t play baseball because they are girls. I founded Baseball For All to empower girls to believe in themselves and to keep playing the game they love. I fear if you tell a girl she can’t play baseball what else will she think she can’t do? I then worry what else boys will think girls can’t do?

Baseball For All is leveling the playing field for girls across America by addressing the social justice issue of gender inequality. I want girls to know they can follow their passions. That they have no limits. That their dreams matter.

Join the movement and become a part of Baseball For All. Together, we will show our girls that we believe in them and their baseball dreams.

I think this is beyond dope for the youth athletes. Will you join their movement??? I know I am… #letsgo

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