Justine Siegal made a remarkable step for women in sports when she became the first female coach in Major League Baseball history. She will discuss her experience as a trailblazer as the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame induction.
The event takes place on January 31 at 7 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Springfield, Mass. In addition to speaking, Siegal will also be enshrined in the Hall as part of the Class of 2019.
The Springfield Republican will announce the rest of the class to join 34 individuals and 4 teams that have been previously elected. Individual tickets to attend are $50 and tables of ten are $450.
Siegal made history in 2015 when she was invited by the Oakland Athletics to serve as a guest instructor for the team during the Arizona Fall League. She had previously served as a batting practice pitcher for a number of major league teams.
In 2009, Siegal became the first woman to be a professional baseball coach when she served as the first-base coach of the independent league Brockton Rox. She was also an assistant baseball coach at her alma mater, Springfield College, from 2008-10 and a mental skills coach for Team Israel at the World Baseball Classic in 2017.
Siegal inspires the next generation of women getting involved in baseball as the president and founder of "Baseball for All."
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