The Chicago White Sox Draft Carey Schueler the First Woman Drafted in MLB
Carey Schueler, daughter of then Chicago White Sox General Manager Ron Schueler, was the first woman ever drafted by a Major League Baseball team when the White Sox picked the 18-year old left-handed pitcher in the 43rd round (1208th pick overall) of the 1993 MLB draft.
Up until that time she had been a basketball star at Campolindo High School in Moraga, CA. The pick was largely considered a publicity stunt and Schueler never ended up signing with the team. She attended and played basketball for DePaul University before transferring to St. Mary's College of California, where she continued to play until an injury in 1996.
In 2002, Schueler was rumored to be a contestant for Survivor: Thailand. Despite the rumors, she never appeared on the show.
If Borders is selected in the draft, she won't be the first woman selected there, either. The Chicago White Sox selected Karey Schueler - daughter of Chisox general manager Ron - with their 43rd pick (of 49 in all) in the 1993 draft.
Nor will Borders even be the first woman to play professional baseball. In the fall of 1994, Lee Anne Ketcham and Julie Croteau played for the Maui Stingrays in the Hawaiian Winter Baseball League, a developmental winter league for players at about the Class A level. Both were members of the Colorado Silver Bullets all-female professional team.
Croteau was the first woman to play college baseball, at Division III St. Mary's (Md.) College. It wasn't long ago she had the same dreams at Borders.