Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Justine Siegal Pitches At Indians Practice

((HT: KTVK-TV/Azfamily.com))

Justine Siegal became the first woman to pitch batting practice in a major league spring training camp when she threw to the Cleveland Indians.

She's set for Oakland A's practice tomorrow as part of her .

Siegal has already broken gender barriers in baseball, having coached at the professional and college levels with the Broxton Rox and Springfield College- both based in Massachusetts.

She wore a patch honoring Christina Taylor Green, the nine-year-old granddaughter of former major league manager Dallas Green, who was killed in last month's shootings in Tucson. Christina Taylor Green was the only girl on her local Little League baseball team.

"I haven't spoken to anyone in the family," Siegal said. "I asked the league organizers if it would be OK if I wore her patch, and they said please do."

Siegal, a Cleveland native who grew up rooting for the Indians, fulfilled a lifelong dream.

Here's the raw tape of some of her appearance...

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