And So She Goes
And So She Goes

Episode 17 · 11 months ago

16. Justine Siegal, 1st Woman to Coach in MLB, Founder of "Baseball for All"


Justine Siegal became the first woman to coach a professional men’s baseball team in 2009, the Brockton Rox of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball. 2 years later, she became the first woman to throw batting practice for an MLB team during spring training. Since then, she has thrown BP to the Oakland A’s, the Tampa Bay Rays, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, and the New York Mets. In this episode, we talk about how she got those opportunities, spoiler alert, it took a lot of no’s before she got a yes...we also talk about what it was like being the only female on a coaching staff, her vision for the future of women in coaching pro sports, and her nonprofit to promote equality in baseball, called “Baseball for All". She also has a PhD in Sports Psychology.

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