SCENE | The First Base Line


Photo of spectators laying down beside first base watching the annual Artists vs. Writers Charity Softball Game in East Hampton, NY by Peter Simins, 1972.

Tell me your favorite athlete in the comments section by Monday night at 8pm PST, I'll pick one at random to win a signed copy of Tomboy Style!

The winner is Lexie, Little Boat! Please email me at lizziegarett(at)gmail(dot)com so I can send you your copy!

88 comments:

SM said...

Tonya Harding

Nugg said...

Venus and Serena Williams

Alice said...

My favorite athlete would definitely have to be Natalie Coughlin.
Amazing swimmer. That's all I have to say.


~A
theaceofheartsa.blogspot.com

Claire said...

dylan rieder

Viktoria said...

Anja Persson, amazing Swedish downhill skier.

Pam said...

Maria Sharapova

Sam said...

Billie Jean King – she's an inspiration for her athletic prowess AND her work to advance women's rights.

Clio said...

Katie Taylor

Jenny said...

hayley wickenheiser

herringbone said...

Felix Carvajal.
http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/08/olympic-moments-felix-carvajals-long-road-to-st-louis-1904/

herringbone said...

Or Eric Lidell (if you have seen the movie Chariots of Fire, you know who this amazing athlete is)

viv said...

Bobbi Gibb is in my mind at the moment...

Amy R said...

Tori Murden McClure, first woman to row across the ocean!

Anonymous said...

I think I have to go with Dara Torres. Amazing swimmer who proves that an athletic life does not end at 30, or 35 or 40 or....

Pat
pvs@dmv.com

Lexie, Little Boat said...

michelle kwan! or mia hamm.

Miss K said...

Mia Hamm! Congratulations on your book.

nibsblog said...

Ice Skater Janet Lynn.

KW said...

kim clijsters!

Alice said...

Mia Hamm

five8ths said...

Roger Federer

Elizabeth said...

Mary McConneloug, epic mountain biker. Watch Off Road to Athens and you'll see why!

Jesse said...

Hope Solo!

[or Brandi Chastain- no one will ever forget the sports bra moment]

Allison said...

Brian McCann

shikha said...

My favorite athletes would be Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Serene Willimas and Mia Hamm :)

morgan said...

Peter Westbrook. He was an Olympic-ranked sabre fencer who now runs programs in NYC to bring fencing to underserved kids.

Kim Hayes said...

My favorite male athlete is Walter Payton and female Steffi.Graf.

Rachel said...

Brandi Chastain!

Rachel said...

Brandi Chastain!

LGW said...

Billie Jean King!

Emily Fleck said...

Roy Halladay (starting pitcher for the Phillies). I'm convinced he is the hardest-working individual in sports today.

Have a great week, Lizzie!

Kathleen said...

cyclist eddy merckx..greatest rider with the best name

Aurora Porter said...

Florence Griffith-Joyner! Fasted woman in the world and my inspiration as a track and field little kid. Killer fun style. Congrats on the book!

Aurora Porter said...

Florence Griffith-Joyner! Fasted woman in the world and my inspiration as a track and field little kid. Killer fun style. Congrats on the book!

Liz said...

Carlos Puyol.

Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen said...

My favorite female athlete: Jenny Thompson! One of the most decorated female Olympians - 8 gold medals. And I met her as a young swimmer a few times, so inspiring! (Male- my dad, Tim Hunter, former NHL tough guy and taught me everything I know about hard work)

Julia said...

Leo Messi :)

ewlake said...

Deena Kastor!

Blue said...

I gotta agree with Sam - Billie Jean King. How many doors did she open for us?

... said...

John Henson--he plays for the UNC basketball team

manola said...

Kathy Martin, distance runner

Annlaug Tho said...

Grete waitz

Pin said...

The Williams sisters, definitely! I like that they're not afraid to be strong, competitive women.

Anonymous said...

current fave Kassia Meador - female longboarder who has wicked cool style

la terreur said...

Victoria Jealouse. She's been signed as a pro Snowboarder for years and is such an inspiration for women in a male-dominated sport.

Dees said...

Mia Hamm!

becca said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhSYLRw14
Doc Ellis

Abigail said...

Julie Foudy

Erin Ravensberg said...

Peyton Manning!

HalfPint1011 said...

Gretchen Bleiler. She can send it in the pipe and on slopestyle, showing girls can dominate in a boy's world. And she's classy and does everything with grace and ease.

Ashley Simpson said...

Dustin Pedroia!

Becky O. said...

Duke Kahanamoku -- world class athlete and Olympian and responsible for spreading the sport of SURFING!

Andrea L. said...

Nadia Comaneci--she was the first female gymnast ever to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event.

Pistachio said...

Evonne Goolagong... she was an amazing balance of feminine and masculine energies!
A natural talent and a player who never displayed her emotions or personal issues on the court.
No "trauma drama", she was professional and soooo Tomboy style.)

Pistachio said...

Evonne Goolagong... she was an amazing balance of feminine and masculine energies!
A natural talent and a player who never displayed her emotions or personal issues on the court.
No "trauma drama", she was professional and soooo Tomboy style.)

Pistachio said...

Evonne Goolagong... she was an amazing balance of feminine and masculine energies!
A natural talent and a player who never displayed her emotions or personal issues on the court.
No "trauma drama", she was professional and soooo Tomboy style.)

Pistachio said...

Evonne Goolagong... she was an amazing balance of feminine and masculine energies!
A natural talent and a player who never displayed her emotions or personal issues on the court.
No "trauma drama", she was professional and soooo Tomboy style.)

Pistachio said...

Evonne Goolagong... she was an amazing balance of feminine and masculine energies!
A natural talent and a player who never displayed her emotions or personal issues on the court.
No "trauma drama", she was professional and soooo Tomboy style.)

Pistachio said...

Evonne Goolagong... she was an amazing balance of feminine and masculine energies!
A natural talent and a player who never displayed her emotions or personal issues on the court.
No "trauma drama", she was professional and soooo Tomboy style.)

LTF said...

Julie Foudy

mea said...

i go with bodie miller!

Claudia said...

michelle kwan

DENISE. said...

Pirmin Zurbriggen

Emme Gee said...

Picabo Street!

Ellen said...

Loved watching Abby Wambach in the last Women's World Cup. She was awesome.

meredith said...

Alex Honnold!

Anonymous said...

Sarah Gerhardt: Scientist. Big Wave Surfer.

Courtney said...

This photo has me so excited for warmer temps!

Rajon Rondo is definitely my favorite athlete right now. I just find him to be so intriguing, on and off the court.

But pro sports are a relatively new interest of mine. Not too long ago, I would have gone with my childhood riding instructor.

Rebecca Crowther said...

Dr. Tenley Albright- Strong, graceful, adorable girl-next-door type who, after her figure skating career, went on to become a surgeon.

Jahncie Cook said...

I gotta go with Dara Torres! She's an inspiration in the pool and out in real life.

Ashley Mackay said...

Chris Sharma!

All climbers, really. Especially the ladies in my climbing gym that have had multiple children and are still killing 13+ climbs that I will probably never do.

Ella V. Fountain said...

Shocked that Mia Hamm didn't make the cut! Mia pioneered the startup of women's soccer (sports in general) in the media, while taking on a huge role in the spotlight. Amazing athlete, amazing leader, and amazing tomboy.

Clare said...

Grete Waitz is so inspiring. And this picture! I love.

http://oddlyquirky.com/trackandfield/cards/images/PaniniMontreal-Waitz.gif

Bean said...

Michelle Kwan!

n said...

Beth Rodden

Leah Gray said...

Ian Kinsler :)
GO RANGERS

Unknown said...

Gabrielle Reece

C.S. said...

Babe Didrikson Zaharias -- a true legend.

Anonymous said...

Talk about TOMBOY STYLE Clara Hughes
is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater, and has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the Summer Olympics in 1996 and four medals (one gold, one silver, two bronze) over the course of three Winter Olympics.
She most recently kick some TOMBOY STYLE ass in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games....

Melanie Hull
Melanieannehull@yahoo.ca

gia said...

Michael Phelps- amazing.

Corbin said...

Like almost every girl who grew up playing rec soccer in the 90's- Mia Hamm.

Eliza Bennett said...

Although she has been mentioned above, I think Brandi Chastain is worthy of your selection. After fighting for 120 minutes in the World Cup Finals in 1999, Brandi took the team on her shoulders (and the dreams of girls everywhere) by scoring the winning goal in penalty kicks. Her intensity and focus alone should be enough to win her this selection, but what she did after is even better representative of the mission of Tomboy Style.

By ripping her jersey off in pure euphoria, Brandi showed the world that women are strong, beautiful, and fierce. Her confidence and genuine sense of self will forever be an inspiration to female athletes.

Miloucat said...

Roger Staubach. I wish I still had my old jersey. sigh.

Meredith @ Map & Menu said...

This is tough, but as a UNC graduate, I'd have to say Mia Hamm!

amromero said...
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amromero said...

Billy Jean King- simply the best.

Or Brandi Chastain.

lin said...

Gertrude Edele - the first woman to swim the English Channel - or Suzanne Lenglen, for sheer elegance while playing my favourite sport.

Miss Tree said...

You don't say it has to be a professional athlete. So, my favorite athlete is my daughter. She's one persistant soccer player. And won't admit she's a Tomboy 'cause she doesn't "do labels."

fashion-vo said...

Maria Sharapova