Effectively Wild Episode 1612: Strength in Phone NumbersBen Lindberghon November 6, 2020 at 8:18 am

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the status of the designated hitter and answer a listener email with a Stat Blast about hitters who’ve homered from every spot in the lineup, then (23:11) bring on Cleveland life skills coordinator Jen Wolf to talk about her career path in baseball, what a life skills coordinator for an MLB team does, how her work with players has differed from the norm this year because of the pandemic, the group text she started for women working in baseball operations, the progress women have made in the MLB workforce, the obstacles and challenges they continue to face, how to improve the pipeline of candidates and encourage the league and teams to hire more diverse candidates, and much more.

Audio intro: Other Lives, “We Wait
Audio interstitial: Math and Physics Club, “In This Together
Audio outro: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording), “Wait for It

Link to Passan’s DH report
Link to Ben on the DH
Link to Adam’s home run research
Link to New York Times article on Jen’s group text
Link to Jen’s LinkedIn page
Link to Professor Manning’s Baseball/American Society course
Link to MLB Diversity Fellowship Program
Link to non-cis men in baseball group

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