Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.
This week, we welcome author Andrea Williams to the show to discuss her book Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues. We talk with her about the history of the Negro Leagues, their recent “elevation” to major league status, and how history has often overlooked Black pioneers of the sport.
Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.
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You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich), and Kellyanne Healey (@ellarebee), as well as our guest Andrea Williams (@AndreaWillWrite). You can also email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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