Baseball Girls

Directed by Lois Siegel

©Photo by Lois Siegel
Michele Granger

From 7-year-olds playing baseball, learning the rules of the game, to 60-year-olds  playing slo-pitch softball, BASEBALL GIRLS explores the private and professional lives of women obsessed with the sport they love.  Using animation, archival stills and live-action footage, this zany and affectionate feature documentary details the history of women's participation in the largely male-dominated world of baseball and softball.

"Smart, strong and snappy, much like its subjects." Eye Magazine

©Photo by Lois Siegel

Pelham Sportaculars
Fairfax, Virginia
 National Capital Senior Softball Classic, Runner-Up, Women's Division
 Representing Canada

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"Baseball Girls is a winner"
Toronto Star

"Remember, Diamonds are a girls' best friend"
Toronto Sun

"A zany, action -packed documentary"
The Gazette

"A well-made, engaging documentary about women, both past and present,  playing baseball." Hollywood Reporter

"Penetrating and altogether entertaining.. focusing on women
who live and breathe the game of baseball."
Take One Magazine

Watched it tonight.   Its a fine piece of work.   Sensitive, whimsical,  serious ...and great music.  
Good work.   Holds up well 15 years later.
Barry Stone
Film Director, Cinematographer
Oakland, California


DVD Now Available for purchase

Baseball Girls


  • List Price: $19.95

Forget everything you think you know about baseball.
From the early days of the Bloomer Girls to today's Colorado Silver Bullets,
"Baseball Girls"
features something new and different about women who love the sport.

80 min 45 s

Producer: Silva Basmajian

Canadian residents can order directly from the NFB or call 1-800-267-7710.
In the U.S. call 1-800-542-2164.

The film is also available through the Ottawa Public Library, Canada.

and on YouTube

A woman’s place is at home… and first base, second base, shortstop...
by Albert Ohayon

Professor’s film work renewed
by Anton Ninkov

Produced by The National Film Board of Canada
Executive Producers Gerry Flahive, Dennis Murphy
Producer Silva Basmajian
Director Lois Siegel
Camera Barry Perles
Sound Hans Oomes
Editor Robert Kennedy
Sound Editor Wojtek Klis
Production Manager Alyna Herscovici
Animators Heidi Blomkvist, Dan Clark
Research Laura Robinson
Technique Feature Documentary
Format 82 minutes, 2900 feet, 16mm, optical sound, color
Music by Andre Vincelli  
Bottleneck Blues (mp3)  
Ode to Grappelli (mp3)  
Big Band Swing (mp3)  
End Titles (R&R) (mp3)  
Don't Throw Me Out (mp3)  
Performers Guitar: Jason Lang; Fiddle: Bobby Lalonde;
Piano: Andre Vincelli; Voice: Kim Richardson
Completed 1995

National Film Board of Canada
Front Row: Hans Oomes, Barry Perles, Lois Siegel, Alyna Herscovici, Rene Daigle
Back Row: Howie Bokser, Dawn Nichol, André Luc Dupont




1996 Athens International Film and Video Festival (Athens, Ohio). Film Documentary category.
1996 "Targa Citta' Di Palermo" at the International SportsFilm Festival (Palermo, Italy) "for the novelty of the point of view through which the history of the female role in American baseball has been reconstructed."

Selected as one of the Best Documentaries in Canadian Cinema for 1996 by "Take One" film magazine: Toronto Film Critics' Poll.

  National Educational Media Network
Winner of a Bronze Apple Award, 1998

Courtesy of
Glenbow Archives
Calgary, Alberta



Baseball Girls on TV

Oxygen, the new women's TV network in the States, purchased BASEBALL GIRLS
 produced by The National Film Board of Canada and directed by Lois Siegel.
The film aired on the network 2000-2002.

Oxygen is partially owned by Oprah Winfrey.

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