Jessica Mendoza

A.J. Andrews becomes first woman to win a Gold Glove, but is it progress?

Does Andrews’ historic win make woman closer to playing baseball or was it just to keep the status quo? No, it wasn’t on FOX’s new show “Pitch.” No, this time the woman who was recognized, she wasn’t a coach or a commentator, and no I didn’t have a weird dream but Friday night Rawlings gave away a Gold Glove Award to a GIRL. Her name? A.J. Andrews. Funnily enough, no I don’t watch “Pitch” and obviously she didn’t win it playing in the major leagues but A.J. Andrews does play in the only professional softball league in the United States, […]

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Jessica Mendoza gets a full-time spot on Sunday Night Baseball

Jessica Mendoza continues to make history If you watch baseball you may remember the name Jessica Mendoza. She became the first female analyst when she took over for Curt Schilling on a Sunday Night Baseball broadcast on ESPN. She made history again when she was in the booth for the New York Yankees and Houston Astros one-game Wild Card playoff. Mendoza was an Olympic Gold Medalist and silver medalist who attended Stanford University. She began calling softball games for ESPN in 2007. She’s faced a lot of resistance from men on social media and elsewhere, who don’t want a woman calling […]

Jessica Mendoza makes history, takes criticism with a smile 2

Mendoza doesn’t let barriers stand in her way It wasn’t just one man who criticized the history making moment when two-time softball Olympic Gold medalist and four-time, first-team All-American at Stanford, Jessica Mendoza, made history by stepping into the broadcast both Tuesday night prior to the American League wild card game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. As she did so she became the first woman to ever work as an analyst for ESPN during an MLB postseason game. It was not the first time she made history either. She also did so back in September when […]