Female Professional Baseball Player – Alexandra Sickinger (Oglesby)

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Date(s) - Wednesday, October 12, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

Female Professional Baseball Player - Alexandra Sickinger (Oglesby)

For Alexandra “Alex” Sickinger (Oglesby), baseball runs in the family. The daughter of a San Francisco Giants minor league prospect, Alex grew up in Pacifica with glove, ball and bat always close at hand. Natural talent, a relentless work ethic and love for the game have taken her from the sandlot to the top of her sport as a professional women’s baseball player.

An All- League varsity player on the boys team at Oceana High School, Alex was drafted upon graduation as the youngest player on the field when the Ladies Professional Baseball League began play in 1997. At age 17 she proceeded to lead the San Jose Spitfires to the league’s first World Series Championship, winning Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors along the way.

In 2002, Sickinger helped form the California Women’s Baseball League and was MVP twice. She continued to win honors with the 2003 US National team in the Women’s World Series of Baseball and with the 2004 team, which won the Gold Medal at the Women’s World Cup of Baseball in Canada.

Now married to Santa Rosa native and ex-minor league baseball player, Travis Oglesby with two young boys, Alex now devotes her time to expanding a girl’s baseball program, the 13U Bay Sox, which she helped develop with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

Join us on October 12th to meet this extraordinary young woman and hear more about her ground breaking career.

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