Erica Westly

Erica Westly is a journalist whose work has appeared in SlateWiredThe Smart Set, SelfEsquire, Popular Science, and The New York Times. Fastpitch is her first book.

Books by this Author

“A League of Their Own for the softball set” (Lily Koppel, bestselling author of The Astronaut Wives Club), Fastpitch is hidden history at its most intriguing—the tale of the forgotten beginnings of one of the most popular and widely played sports today.

Softball is played by tens of millions in various age groups all around the world, but the origins of this beloved sport (and the charismatic athletes who helped it achieve prominence in the mid-twentieth century) have...