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Women's Baseball - The Inside Pitch

Join Amy McCann, Team Australia alumni (2002-2014) and 6-time WBSC World Cup representative, for a trip around the bases with some of women’s baseball’s elite players and coaches, in addition to a host of trailblazing women making their way in baseball all across the world. Learn what got them into baseball, how and where they developed their passion for the game, about their challenges and motivations, and what drives them each day.

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E07 - Donna Mills (USA)

#WomensBaseballInsidePitch In celebration of the 2021 Women In Baseball Week which runs July 25-31, and in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the inaugural Women's World Series held in July 2001, we bring to you a special three-part mini-podcast series! The theme of Women In Baseball Week in 2021 is 'Breaking Barriers: Women in Baseball Around the World' and the 2001 Women's World Series did just that! In 2000, American Jim Glennie made a call to Japanese, Canadian and Australian baseball representatives asking them to travel to Canada to play an international women’s tournament.  The World Series, which was won by the USA and featured games at the Toronto SkyDome, was the precursor of the Women's World Cup as we know it today. The first episode in this series features Donna Mills of the USA. Donna took part in the 2001 World Series and credits the tournament for launching her baseball career that boasts dual World Cup gold in 2004 and 2006, in addition to World Cup MVP honours in 2006. Amy McCann caught up with Donna to discuss her beginnings in the game, breaking college softball records, her World Cup feats and what she remembers of that first World Series all these years later! #womeninbaseballweek

1hr 14mins

27 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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E06 - Chelsea Forkin (AUS)

For Episode 6, we travelled to Ota City, Gunma prefecture, about 80 kilometres outside of Tokyo, to chat with Chelsea Forkin! From her start as the 2003 Baseball.com.au Women's Nationals batgirl to the 2004 World Cup Baseball All-World Team, onto numerous World Championships with Softball Australia and a USA Pro Softball career, before returning to the Team Australia Baseball in 2016, Chelsea's resume with either bat and ball is one to be envied. And on July 1, she was named to the Australian Olympic Team 15-woman softball squad for Tokyo 2020!  WomensBaseballInsidePitch #WomensBaseball #WomenInSport #womeninbaseball #Softball #Tokyo2020

1hr 9mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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E05 - Risa Nakashima (JPN)

#WomensBaseballInsidePitch Episode 5 has dropped! After travelling from Australia to the USA, over to the UK, back across to Canada, this week we are off to the land of the rising sun - Japan! We chat with five-time World Cup rep Risa Nakashima who started her Team Japan playing career in 2002 before going on to win four world titles between 2008 and 2014. Moving into the coaching ranks, Risa was an assistant coach for Team Japan in 2016 and Team Australia in 2018. For the 2020/21 World Cup (fingers crossed we see it played soon) Risa will aim to lead Japan to a seventh straight World Cup gold as the Women’s National Team Head Coach. Enjoy!  Search "Women’s Baseball - The Inside Pitch" or visit: 🎧 Apple iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/womens-baseball-the-inside-pitch/id1562653656 🎧 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7JUNZohOnJcnPwblYtRpxV?si=FFvYo6jvSNOxL8UdGSWAfQ 🎧 Podbean https://womensbaseballinsidepitch.podbean.com/ #WomensBaseball #InsidePitch


16 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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E04 - Daphnee Gelinas (CAN)

#WomensBaseballInsidePitch Episode 4 - Bonjour fans!  Bienvenue to episode four of Women's Baseball, The Inside Pitch which features Canadian National Women’s Team member Daphnee Gelinas. 24yo Daphnee, who hails from Canada's mostly French-speaking Québec province, talks with us about how she got started in the sport in Canada (teaser - she is actually a leftie who decided to switch so she could catch!), juggling training in sub-zero degree temperatures, her rise through the ranks of the national team, her amazing performance at the 2018 World Cup and a whole lot more women’s baseball!!  #WomensBaseball #InsidePitch Links USA v Canada 2018 World Cup Bronze medal Game Canadian Girls Baseball

1hr 19mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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E03 - Amanda 'Doris' Hocking (UK)

For episode three of women’s baseball the inside pitch, we travel to Cornwall, a town located on England’s most southwestern tip to catch up with Amanda, Doris, Hocking.  It was pretty obvious to most who knew her that Amanda was destined to make a difference in the world of baseball.  After getting her first baseball ball and glove at age 7, she took it to school and convinced them to switch from rounders to baseball.  And from little things, big things grow. Over the last few years, Amanda founded Women’s Baseball UK (WB-UK), was named first General Manager of the GB Women’s Team and has overseen the development of the Women's Baseball UK League which begins May 22!  Amanda also shares with us how she credits baseball with saving her life, and we discuss the aftermath of “that post” that dominated social media.  So sit back, grab a cup of tea, and enjoy episode three of women’s baseball the inside pitch.  Links  Women’s Baseball UK https://www.wbuk.co.uk/ British Federation launches Women's Baseball league, names Amanda Hocking first National Team manager https://www.wbsc.org/news/historic-british-federation-launches-womens-baseball-league-names-amanda-hocking-first-national-team-manager British Baseball Federation apologises for "pain and distress" caused by Women's Baseball League image https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1107399/british-baseball-federation-apologises Baseball in Britain Confronts Issues With Sexism https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/sports/baseball/britain-amanda-doris-hocking.html #WomensBaseballInsidePitch #WomensBaseball #WomenInSport #InsidePitch


18 May 2021

Rank #5

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E02 - Veronica Alvarez (USA)

My next guest for episode two needs no introduction, mainly because to do so would take longer than the podcast interview! But I wanted to provide a snapshot of what is fast becoming of the most impressive baseball resumes going around, and it is not even close to being complete.  To summarise, as a player she was a collegiate softball player with Villanova, a 4 time World Cup representative for USA Baseball Women’s National Team & won two medals. As a coach, she took over the Head Coach role of the USA Women’s National Team Coach in 2019 and has been a member of the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball coaching staff since 2019. And of course, because she is simply a superwoman, she is a firefighter by trade!  I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did with Veronica Alvarez.  Links USA Baseball usabaseball.com 2019 Pan Pacific Gold usabaseball.com/news/topic/womens/team-usa-wins-gold-at-copabe-pan-american-championships Alvarez Oakland Athletics mlb.com/news/veronica-alvarez-coaching-in-athletics-camp A game of their own - Jennifer Ring booktopia.com.au/a-game-of-their-own-jennifer-ring/book Stolen Bases - Jennifer Ring https://www.amazon.com.au/Stolen-Bases-American-Girls-Baseball MLB Trailblazer mlb.com/trailblazer-series MLB Breakthrough Series mlb.com/breakthrough-series Don't forget to throw us a like on social media too at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WomensBaseballInsidePitch Instagram https://www.instagram.com/womensbaseballinsidepitch/ Twitter https://twitter.com/womens_baseball #WomensBaseballInsidePitch  #Podcast  #WomensBaseball  #InsidePitch

1hr 19mins

4 May 2021

Rank #6

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E01 - Laura Neads (AUS)

G'Day! Welcome to Women’s Baseball - The Inside Pitch.  In the leadoff spot is Australia’s Laura Neads, or Lulu as she is known to most! Lulu, 31, has been playing baseball for nearly 25 years, with half of it spent in the Australian squad. In this episode, she tells us about her journey through the sport from a seven-year-old in teeball, to her national team debut, pitching for Australia in a World Cup final, overcoming injuries, and she talks openly about the tragic loss of her best mate, and friend to many of us, Jacinda Barclay. LINKS  Greenway Giants BC - Sydney greenwaygiants.org.au/ Baseball NSW Women - baseballnsw.com.au/womens Baseball Australia Jacinda Barclay Vale - baseball.com.au/news/jacinda-barclay-passes-away/ Baseball Australia Women's Showcase News - baseball.com.au/news/massive-weekend-locked-in-for-womens-showcase/ Baseball Australia "A league of their own" - aleagueofherown.com.au/ WBSC World Cups - wbwc.wbsc.org/en/WorldCup/editions Don't forget to throw us a like on social media too at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WomensBaseballInsidePitch Instagram https://www.instagram.com/womensbaseballinsidepitch/ Twitter https://twitter.com/womens_baseball #WomensBaseballInsidePitch  #Podcast  #WomensBaseball  #InsidePitch


20 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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E00 - The Inside Pitch teaser!

G'day everyone, and welcome to the very first episode of Women’s Baseball - The Inside Pitch! Join host and six-time World Cup representative Amy McCann, for some of the inside stories of the elite players and coaches and a host of trailblazing women making their way in baseball all across the world. Through in-depth interviews, we will learn how they got into the sport, where their passion lies, honed their skills. We will also hear about their challenges and motivations and what drives them each day. So if you’re a fan of baseball, women’s baseball, women’s sports or simply are looking for a unique podcast where you will meet some amazing people, then grab a hotdog and drink, and join me for a trip around the bases in Women’s Baseball - The Inside Pitch. Tune in on Wednesdays, with the first one dropping on April 21 and featuring Australia’s World Cup legend Laura Neads!  You can find us on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music/Audible, Google Podcasts, Podbean, or wherever you listen to your podcasts!   Search Women’s Baseball - The Inside Pitch!  Don't forget to throw us a like on social media too at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WomensBaseballInsidePitch Instagram https://www.instagram.com/womensbaseballinsidepitch/ Twitter https://twitter.com/womens_baseball #WomensBaseballInsidePitch  #Podcast  #WomensBaseball  #InsidePitch


12 Apr 2021

Rank #8