Women athletes: Janet Guthrie (race cars) and Toni Stone (baseball)

In today’s life, women are equally participating with men in every field and they are also contributing in the field of sports. There are several prominent and famous women athletes whose contribution cannot be neglected. Two of them are Janet Guthrie and Toni Stone

Janet Guthrie

Janet Guthrie is the first women to participate in a NASCAR Winston Cup as a racecar driver. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa on March 1938 and graduated as an aerospace engineer. She participated in the NASCAR Winston cup and completed the race in1976. In 1977, she was the first women ever to participate in the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. In 1980, she was inducted into the Women's Sports Hall of Fame. In the year of 2006, she was also inducted into the Motorsports Hall of fame.

Toni Stone

Toni Stone is another well-known sportsperson who made history in sports. She was a well-known baseball player. In 1953, she was the first of three women to play in the Negro League Baseball and played second base for the Indianapolis Clowns. At the age of 10, she started playing baseball because she was very interested in playing baseball professionally. While striving for a career in baseball, her husband and many other people discouraged her from playing baseball. She also participated in many other sports, such as track racing, ice skating and high jump, but baseball was her game. After finishing her career in baseball, she moved to California and became a nurse. Stone was inducted into the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. She died in 1996.



Recent Posts

Baseball America names Nate Pearson Fourth Best Prospect

Nate Pearson is a top prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays and was recently named by Baseball America for the 2018 Top 100 MLB Prospect List. The Toronto Blue Jays had four members of the team in the top 100 list. Two of them were in the top 10. Vladimir was at number three whereas Bo Bichette was…

Read More »

Zinedine Zidane set to make history at Real, Madrid.

Fortune favors the bold. This adage best suits Zinedine Zidane. His career has been a lustrous one from his days as a player of different European clubs to now as the Real Madrid coach where he was a star player. Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez in January with the club’s owners and fans putting…

Read More »

Larry Brown Resigns as SMU Basketball Coach

The name Larry Brown is well known by all true fans of the sport of basketball. Brown’s career as a basketball coach has been nothing short of legendary. Brown started in the NBA as a coach of the short-lived 1970’s addition team, the Carolina Cougars. Since those ancient days, Brown has…

Read More »

Fresh From Our Desk

  • F1 future of Ricciardo

    At the end of last year, Red Bull extended Max Verstappen's deal and agreed to give Daniel Ricciardo some time to think over his options. This time was given to the five-time Grand Prix winner during a moment in which most contracts expire. Ricciardo is now 28 and he considers that this is a…

    Read More »
  • New NASCAR Camaro Z11 Races at Texas Speedway

    Since 2013, the Chevrolet SS has been tasked with flying the Chevrolet flag at the NASCAR Cup series and has gone on to win three titles in 4 years. But, on Tuesday, that changed. Driver Chase Elliot had the honor of taking Chevy's new NASCAR Cup series representative, the Camaro ZL1, to the…

    Read More »