Jennifer Ring's A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in PDF

By Jennifer Ring

ISBN-10: 0803244800

ISBN-13: 9780803244801

ISBN-10: 1496205987

ISBN-13: 9781496205988

In 2010 twenty American ladies have been chosen to symbolize crew united states within the fourth Women’s Baseball international Cup in Caracas, Venezuela; such a lot american citizens, even though, had no thought the sort of crew even existed.
 
A online game in their Own chronicles the principally invisible background of ladies in baseball and gives an account of the 2010 Women’s global Cup event. Jennifer Ring comprises oral histories of 11 individuals of the U.S. Women’s nationwide workforce, 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 subject matters that would resonate with younger woman gamers and lovers alike: dealing with skepticism and scoffs from gamers and oldsters whilst taking the batter’s field or the pitcher’s mound, self-doubt, the unceasing strain to modify to softball, and eventual reputation by way of their baseball teammates as they turn out themselves as ballplayers. those racially, culturally, and economically assorted gamers from around the kingdom have missed the message that their love of the nationwide hobby is “wrong.” Their tales come alive as they recount their battles and such a lot memorable moments enjoying baseball—the joys of exceeding expectancies and the excitement of honing baseball talents and skill regardless of the shortcoming of support.
 
With unique interviews with gamers, coaches, and administrators, A online game in their Own celebrates the U.S. Women’s nationwide staff and the distinction of its notable avid gamers. in line with the jeer “No women allowed!” those are strong tales of optimism, feistiness, and staying real to oneself.

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