Baseball in France | WBEZ
Skip to main content


Baseball in France

A 16 year-old girl from France made Major League Baseball history by becoming the first recorded female player to be registered for the MLB draft. France probably doesn’t seem like the likeliest country of origin for a baseball trailblazer. Did you even know they played baseball in France? Dr. Jeffrey H. Fox is a baseball fanatic and Francophile. He’s Professor Emeritus of French at the College of DuPage and author of 'Pamela: French for Billionaires,' a French novel with a baseball component. Patrice Baudin is a French former baseball player and the Delegate General of the Americas for the French Federation of Baseball & Softball. Patrice and Dr. Fox join us to get a little inside-baseball à la Française. (Photo: Flickr/Michel Dangmann)

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.