Gender on the Diamond ?Sex? and ?Gender? ?Sex?: refers to physical differences / physical relations between men and women ?Gender? refers to the socially-constructed differences between men and women Gender is relational: women and men have been defined in terms of one another Neither gender, race nor class is a closed category?they intersect and overlap The Bray Diary?Easter 1755 A diary by English lawyer bray, Surrey, England ?Went to Stoke Ch. This morning. After dinner went to Miss Jeale?s to play at base Ball with her, the 3 Miss Whiteheads? Colleges were integrated by race before they were by gender Women as spectators Starting in 1870?s accompanied women got in free The presence of ladies would ?put a damper on men?s rowdiness.? [ Gai Berlage] Helene Britton (St. Louis Cardinals? owner 1911-1917) ?I realize that my position as the only woman owner in the major leagues is a peculiar one. And I don?t pretend to know the game as intimately from a playing standpoint as a man might do in my place. I appreciate the fact that baseball is a man?s game, but I also appreciate the fact that women are taking an increasing interest in the sport.? [191 in baseball magazine] Effa Manley (Abe was a gangster), also an owner (Negro League) in Hall of Fame Women started being a part of the game as fans 1930?s invention of softball softball might be responsible for Wrigley started a woman?s league in order to keep interest in baseball so people will buy tickets to see his cubs after the war 1 in 3 girls were Canadian in the league baseball started to die in the 1950?s (television?) Title IX no discrimination of women
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