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Making my pitch : a woman's baseball odyssey

Author: Ila Jane Borders; Jean Hastings Ardell
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Borders, Ila Jane, 1975-
Making my pitch.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016035649
Named Person: Ila Jane Borders
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ila Jane Borders; Jean Hastings Ardell
ISBN: 9780803285309 0803285302
OCLC Number: 954719923
Description: xix, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell ; foreword by Mike Veeck.

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