Hall of Fame Adds Cape Cod League President Judy Scarafile to Women in Baseball Exhibit
40 Years of Service Documented in Newest Incorporation of Female Pioneers
COOPERSTOWN, NY –The role of women in baseball is celebrated every day at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through Diamond Dreams, a fan-favorite exhibit featuring nearly 100 artifacts and the stories of scores of women who have played influential roles on the field, in the office and in the stands throughout baseball history.
On Friday, Oct. 15, a new face joined the exhibition walls, as the Museum revealed the incorporation of Judy Scarafile, long-time President of the Cape Cod Baseball League, to the "In the Office" segment of the exhibit, with an image and label documenting her achievements over 40 years of service to the game. Scarafile, who visited Cooperstown on Friday for the debut, joins other women executive pioneers in the exhibit, including Pam Gardner, President of Business Operations for the Houston Astros, and Major League Baseball executives Katy Feeney and Phyllis Merhige, in the panel of the exhibit.
For 40 years, Scarafile has served the 125-year-old Cape League in various capacities, leading the collegiate summer league organization since 1991 in all facets of business operations. In 2003, Scarafile became the first woman inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame and she has received numerous awards from charities and organizations, as well as winning the "Woman of the Year" Award from USA Baseball.
"It gives us great pleasure to honor Judy Scarafile in our Diamond Dreams exhibit for her four-decade contributions to one of baseball's most enduring traditions – summer collegiate baseball on Cape Cod," said Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. "Visitors to our very popular women in baseball exhibit will learn of Judy's accomplishments, as well as so many other pioneers who are making a difference in baseball today."
The Diamond Dreams exhibit is located along the Museum's baseball history timeline on the second floor and is included with regular Museum admission.
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