Ida Schnall

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Ida Schnall (1888 - 14 February 1973) was the captain of the New York Female Giants baseball team and later a Hollywood actress.[1][2]


The 1912 Summer Olympics were opened to female divers and swimmers, but Schnall and other women were barred from participating by James Edward Sullivan of the United States Olympic Committee.[1][3][4] She died on 14 February 1973 in Los Angeles, California.[5]


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  1. ^ a b Paula D. Welch (2004). History of American physical education and sport.
  2. ^ Sharon Ruth Guthrie (1994). Women and sport: interdisciplinary perspectives.
  3. ^ "Hot Shot for Jim Sullivan". New York Times. July 19, 1913. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  4. ^ Colette Dowling. The frailty myth: women approaching physical equality. Ida Schnall, wanted to enter, but Sullivan put the kibosh on it. It wasn't until after he died, in 1914, that the gates to the competition began to open ...
  5. ^ She may have died under the name "Ida Schnall Carver"
  6. ^ "Feature Films". Chicago Tribune. January 23, 1916.
  7. ^ Itzkoff, Dave. "Undine". Allmovie. Retrieved 2009-11-22.