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Women in a league of their own

Growing up in a household full of athletes, I always believed the misconception that sports was a man’s world. My father was a coach for several different sports teams during my childhood and teenage years. Therefore, I always wanted to feel like I lived up to the expectations of what he thought an athlete was.

I grew up playing baseball from the age of four to 15, and always wanted to impress my father by having him praise me for my athletic skills in the same way he would idolize my brother.

By the age of 13, I was on a baseball travel team full of boys.