Smokey O

by Celia Cohen

The WBL. The Women’s Baseball League, but the W also stands for War…

MVP Jill “Mac” MacDonnell has Olympic glory behind her and the first-place Delaware Blue Diamonds are rightly proud of their iconic outfielder. Insult Mac and you insult fiercely protective colleagues, fans and friends.

Young first baseman Smokey O’Neill, the bad girl of the Boston Colonials, has just insulted Mac. The day her quote hits the sports news she’s traded to Delaware and must walk into the rival’s den—and all-out war. Not just with players, not just with the press, not just with Mac herself. As with any war, there are bystanders with agendas. Not everyone is rooting for the Blue Diamonds and Mac to win the title one more time.

Strife and camaraderie, life on the road and off-the-field politics, Celia Cohen’s compelling, romantic story of strong women, baseball and love returns to print with all the players and plays.

Originally published by Naiad Press 1994.





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Genre Romance
Length 156 pages
Publication Date January 1, 1994
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781594931987e
Editor Christine Cassidy
Cover Designer Judith Fellows


The Lesbian Review
While this may seem like a typical baseball story, it is anything but. Cohen does a phenomenal job of giving us not only two leads who are fun to watch battle on and off the diamond, she also gives a great supporting cast of teammates that are just as fun to follow. If you’re a big fan of baseball and the women who play the game, then you’re going to love this one.

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