In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Dr. Toni Palermo.

Toni was one of the youngest players to play in the AAGPBL.  After her playing days, she entered the convent and became Sister Toni.

After Toni became a Nun, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in English, History and Math from Alverno College.  She then earned three Master Degrees and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She taught in the Physical Education Department and the School of Social Work at the University.

We were connected by our mutual friend and fellow supporter of women in baseball, Sandy Kimbrell.  Sandy saw that we were in Wisconsin and reached out to me with Toni’s contact information.

We conducted the podcast on Toni’s front porch and unfortunately, we had some cicadas in the background, so the sound quality is not the greatest, but nonetheless, Toni has a great story to tell.

Click on either of the links below to listen to the conversation.