By George Castle
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
When I heard about International Women in Baseball Week (July 24-30), I thought some activists were inspired by the recently cancelled Fox series Pitch to campaign for a female major-leaguer. Or at least a team general manager who could rebuild as actively as Theo Epstein or Rick Hahn.
While the GM gig remains in play for any fledging female front-office exec, a Marshall University professor named Kat Williams disabused me of the idea near-future five-year plans should include a female player, a la the soft-tossing African-American woman on Pitch.
Williams doubles as president of the International Women's Baseball Center, which is staging a women's baseball — not softball — tournament during the women's baseball week near the home field of the Rockford Peaches popularized in the 1992 movie A League of Their Own.