Westly, Erica. Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game. 2016. 291p. Touchstone, $26.00 (978-1-5011-1859-3). Gr. 8-up.
In the middle of the last century, softball became America’s most played sport. Of all team sports, it carries the distinction of being the most inclusive of women as premiere athletes. The enthralling history of these pioneers has long been untold and now serves to inspire and motivate anyone who has ever wanted to play.