Tiffany Brooks

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Tiffany Brooks
Bats:Throws: Right Handed
Professional debut
Continental Baseball League: 4 March, 2010 for the Big Bend Cowboys
 
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Tiffany Brooks
Bats:Throws: Right Handed
Professional debut
Continental Baseball League: 4 March, 2010 for the Big Bend Cowboys

Tiffany Brooks is a free agent, right-handed pitcher and first baseman in Independent League Baseball.[1][2]

Brooks became the first female baseball pitcher in the 21st century to sign a contract with a professional American men's baseball team when she signed with the Big Bend Cowboys of the Continental Baseball League. [3][4] After successfully completing Spring Training (April 30- May 4, 2010) in Alpine, Texas,[3] Brooks became the first female to make an American men's professional baseball Opening Day roster since Ila Borders in 2000.[1][5] Brooks had a brief stint with the team before seeking her own release to pursue other playing opportunities.

Tiffany Brooks is also the first and only female baseball player to ever play in all three Independent professional instructional leagues, California Winter League, Arizona Summer League, and Arizona Winter League).[6] She is the first and only female to compete in the California Winter League (2011), the Arizona Summer League (2011), the World Free Agent Spring Training event in Florida (2012), and one of two females to ever compete in the Arizona Winter League (2010).

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Current career[edit]

Tiffany Brooks is currently a free agent. She is featured in the film Throw Like a Girl,[9] forthcoming 2012)[10] and in The Bus Leagues Experience, Volumes 1 and 2.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tiffany Brooks Becomes First American Female Pro Baseball Player of the 21stCentury". AAU News. WWW.AAUNEWS.ORG. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Swindler, Tamara. "Tamara meets Tiffany Brooks". Bus Leagues Baseball. Bus Leagues Baseball. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Lang, Steve (16 April 2010). "Tiffany Brooks & the Big Bend Cowboys". The Winkler Post. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Bagg, Marissa. "Spokane woman signs with pro baseball team in Texas". Krem.com. King Broadcasting Company. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "The first female ballplayer in the 21st Century to sign with an all-male pro baseball team". Women Sport Report. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Tiffany Brooks Makes Professional Baseball History". NPG Sports. NPG Sports. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Frank, Jared. "Spokane woman set to make professional baseball debut". SWX. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Espinoza, Alex (12 July 2011). "Brooks out to prove she's more than a gimmick". Yuma Sun. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Kidder, Cami J. "Re-launch of Throw Like A Girl, a feature-length documentary". Kickstarter. Kickstarter, Inc. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Ferrari, Nancy T. "Tiffany Brooks - Breaking Barriers in Baseball". blogtalkradio. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "The Bus Leagues Experience: Minor League Baseball Through The Eyes Of Those Who Live It". Amazon. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 

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