Ila Borders

Baseball fans won’t want to miss this special presentation by lefthander Ila Borders, who was the first female to win a scholarship to play men’s collegiate baseball (and also first female  to have a complete game victory) and, during her four years of playing professional men’s baseball in the minor leagues, the first female to get a win. She tells her story in Making My Pitch: A Woman's Baseball Odyssey (University of Nebraska Press), written with Jean Hastings Ardell. Her college and professional memorabilia is displayed in the "Women in Baseball" exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame and she has also been included in the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals. Ila Borders currently works as an international baseball coach for the IBSAF and is a firefighter/paramedic in the greater Portland area.

Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122