Download e-book for kindle: A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in by Jennifer Ring

By Jennifer Ring

ISBN-10: 0803244800

ISBN-13: 9780803244801

ISBN-10: 1496205987

ISBN-13: 9781496205988

In 2010 twenty American girls have been chosen to symbolize workforce united states within the fourth Women’s Baseball global Cup in Caracas, Venezuela; such a lot american citizens, in spite of the fact that, had no suggestion one of these workforce even existed.
A online game in their Own chronicles the mostly invisible historical past of girls in baseball and provides an account of the 2010 Women’s global Cup event. Jennifer Ring contains oral histories of 11 participants of the U.S. Women’s nationwide group, from the instant each one participant picked up a bat and ball as a tender woman to her choice for group united states. every one tale is exclusive, yet they percentage universal issues that may resonate with younger girl avid gamers and lovers alike: dealing with skepticism and name callings from avid gamers and oldsters while taking the batter’s field or the pitcher’s mound, self-doubt, the unceasing strain to change to softball, and eventual reputation through their baseball teammates as they end up themselves as ballplayers. those racially, culturally, and economically different gamers from around the state have overlooked the message that their love of the nationwide hobby is “wrong.” Their tales come alive as they recount their battles and so much memorable moments taking part in baseball—the joys of exceeding expectancies and the excitement of honing baseball abilities and ability regardless of the shortcoming of support.
With unique interviews with avid gamers, coaches, and administrators, A online game in their Own celebrates the U.S. Women’s nationwide staff and the distinction of its amazing avid gamers. in keeping with the jeer “No women allowed!” those are strong tales of optimism, feistiness, and staying actual to oneself.

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