Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Justine Siegal to Visit Western New England University

The first woman to pitch batting practice in the Major Leagues, Justine Siegal, will be the inaugural guest in a new program called "Brown Bag Lunch Series: People Who Inspire," at Western New England University on September 15, 2011. Ms. Siegal, founder and executive director of Baseball for All -- an advocacy group that promotes opportunities for girls and boys to play baseball -- will talk about her passion for the sport, her childhood dream of pitching for her hometown Cleveland Indians, and the lessons of perseverance that brought her to where she is today. Ms. Siegal also served as an assistant coach for the Springfield College baseball and first base coach for the Brockton Rox, an Independent League professional baseball team.