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  • SubGenre:Softball
  • Language:English
  • Pages:350
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543995183

Through My Lens

A Decade of National Pro Fastpitch Photos

by Dina Kwit

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This hardcover 350-page book presents to the fans never-before-seen photos of women's professional softball spanning 2009-2018. All of the photos are featured on beautiful 80lb. gloss paper. See images of former NPF greats Monica Abbott, Cat Osterman, Jessica Mendoza, Jennie Finch, Kelly Kretschman, and those that are still shaping professional softball today, like Megan Wiggins, Sammy Marshall, and a host of others. Each chapter brings you through the changes of the league and its players. The book includes interviews from some of the most influential people in the sport: Don DeDonatis, Cat Osterman, Barb Jordan and NPF Commissioner Cheri Kempf. The 15 interviews in the book bring you into the life and times of the league, its players and fans. This is a one-of-a-kind book and any fan of the league should own a copy. It is a book that you can look at over and over and find something new each time. 


For the last ten years, I have captured the history of the National Pro Fastpitch league as a photographer for one of their teams, the Chicago Bandits. What started off as a chance meeting with the owner turned into a dream job. I watched the league grow from playing on dirt fields to competing in beautiful ballparks designed specifically for women's professional softball. Through the years I've captured images of players having fun in the dugout, winning championships, losing heartbreakers, signing autographs, retiring from the league and sharing time with their fans. The players featured in these photos are all amazing athletes. Some made the team through open tryouts, some were college stars, and some are Olympians. But all of them play with a passion that is unmatched. In celebration of my ten years with the league, I decided to put together a book celebrating its history, its players and its growth. My goal is to give you an inside look into this fascinating sport. I have sorted through thousands of photos and selected some of the best catches, the greatest plays and the love of the game that all of these women share. This is the first book of photos and interviews covering a behind-the-scenes look of life in the NPF. At a time when women's sports are gaining attention and being featured on major sport channels, this book is here to make their voices heard.

About the author

Dina Kwit served as the team photographer for the Chicago Bandits from 2009-18. During that time she captured hundreds of thousands of photographs of not only the Chicago Bandits but the other teams in the National Pro Fastpitch league. Her book provides insight into a decade of league games and events. She has selected some of the very best of her photographs as well as a lot of unseen images of players and fans. Some of her other work includes photographing the US Women's National Soccer team, Chicago Sky, Chicago Red Stars, athletics at the University of Notre Dame and multiple state championships. This is her first book.

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