AP Photo/Mark DuncanJustine Siegal says many girls and women tell her she's living their dream.
Only one woman has participated in MLB spring training as a player -- and that was 36-year-old Justine Siegal, who pitched to the Cleveland Indians during batting practice in 2011. She later went on to pitch batting practice for the Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and New York Mets. Siegal also became the first woman to coach first base in a men's professional baseball, for Brockton (Mass.) in 2009. While an assistant at Springfield College, she was the only female coach in the collegiate baseball ranks. The 33-year veteran of the sport founded Baseball for All, a nonprofit organization that aims to break down barriers in baseball.