Girls Don’t Play Baseball!

Girls Don’t Play Baseball!

This morning I saw a post about a young girl fighting for the right to play little league baseball in 1972. It reminded me of my own challenge. Oh, How I loved baseball! I wanted to play in the league so badly it was crazy.

Growing up in a small town I never missed a game that my two brothers played in. I was more fortunate than many, since my father helped as a coach, I was able to go with him and I was permitted to warm up the pitchers between innings.

Yes, I was not permitted to play in the league but while the boys were getting geared up with their vest and shin pads and face mask, I was behind the plate with a catcher’s mitt with no protection. I could throw it back to the picture as good as the pitcher could throw.

I really resented not being able to play with the boys but I found a way to get some satisfaction in the game. That would have been in the late fifties. By 1970, I was playing in a women’s softball league in Quebec for one summer. I played first base and catch and I was good at it too! My then husband complained so bitterly that it was not a thing a woman should be doing, that I listened and gave it up! Oh to know what I know today!

Just recently, I heard my son tell my grandson that if he wanted to learn to play baseball he should ask Grammy Mo to teach him how to catch, because it was not his strength. We have thrown the ball around a little but not with hard balls and gloves yet.

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Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Yours in growing awareness



Maureen has been teaching this ideas for over 35 years. She is a Senior Faculty Member with William Glasser International, A Licensed Counselling Therapist and Certified Personal and Executive Coach.