From the 1930s through her death in 1956, Babe Didrikson was a female sports pioneer. In his new book, ‘Wonder Girl,’ Don Van Natta Jr. explores the many complexities of a woman who, when it came to sports, really could do it all. Bill Littlefield speaks with Van Natta about his new book.
Some of the top female squash players in the world have gathered at Havard University for the Women’s World Junior Squash Championship. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Cairo, but was moved due to the political unrest in Egypt. As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports losing home court advantage hasn’t affected the Egyptian players one bit.
More than 50 years after the All American Girls Professional Baseball League entertained crowds during World War II, women and girls are still struggling to find their place in the sport. Bill Littlefield meets with a group who’s making sure the younger generation gets a chance at bat in our national pastime.
Bill Littlefield talks about the Women’s World Cup final that is to be played in Germany on Sunday.
Bill Littlefield offers a playful update on the Women’s World Cup.
It’s a sad week for the sports world, as baseball manager Dick Williams, football man John Mackey and beloved writer George Kimball all passed away. Charlie Pierce shares his favorite memories of these men. Plus, Charlie and Bill Littlefield discuss the Roger Clemens trial jury selection and predictions for the ongoing women’s World Cup.
Bill Littlefield talks about the Women’s World Cup final that is to be played on Sunday in Germany.
ESPN’s Roger Bennett joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his expectations for the upcoming Women’s World Cup. Bennett has high hopes for the United States, as he praises the American team’s “mix of experience and youth.” The German women have taken the last two Cups and will be playing on their home turf, so Bennett likes their chances to repeat. Bill also asks Bennett for his predictions for Saturday’s Gold Cup between the United States and Mexico.
After four years of anticipation, the Women’s World Cup is back. Female soccer players from all over the globe will be competing, as host Germany attempts to retain its championship status. Bill Littlefield writes about the importance of the upcoming tournament and wonders why the promise of the 1999 Women’s World Cup has not yet been fulfilled.
Justine Siegal says in her 20s she could throw a baseball more than 70 miles per hour. This week she threw a little slower, but it didn’t matter because she was tossing batting practice to the Cleveland Indians and the Oakland Athletics. At 36, Siegal became the first woman to throw b.p. to major leaguers. Bill Littlefield […]