From Sandlots to Stadiums: Inside America's Favorite Pastime with Jean Fruth
Changemaker Speaker Series
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Rather than a seat at the table, she’ll take one down the third baseline – With this bold approach, sports photographer Jean Fruth has carved a unique niche in the world of sports journalism. As one of the few women to break through and cover the Majors, she has brought a fresh perspective to America’s favorite game. Jean’s passion for baseball is infectious, from the storied ballparks of the U.S. to grassroots leagues across Route 66 and beyond. Beyond simply covering the game, Jean’s work has also focused on how women have made their mark in baseball. From the Diamond to the Owner’s Box, she documents the inspiring stories of women who have broken barriers and shattered stereotypes in the sport. Drawing on her extensive interviews with baseball legends, the all-women league that inspired the film A League of Their Own, and the trailblazers who are energizing the game today, she paints a vivid picture of the sport’s rich history and exciting future. Join Jean on a journey through the world of baseball and discover why it’s so much more than just a game.