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Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball
     

Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball

by Barbara Gregorich, Trina Stahl (Designed by)
 
The All-American Girls Baseball League existed for only 12 years, but girls and women have been at bat since the game's beginning. Women at Play tells the fascinating story of women baseball players, drawing on pioneering original research and interviews with many of the women who made -- and are now making -- baseball history.

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The All-American Girls Baseball League existed for only 12 years, but girls and women have been at bat since the game's beginning. Women at Play tells the fascinating story of women baseball players, drawing on pioneering original research and interviews with many of the women who made -- and are now making -- baseball history.

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Library Journal
The 12-year existence of the All-American Girls Baseball League, as depicted in last summer's hit movie "A League of Their Own," is only the culmination of a long history of women being paid for playing baseball (not softball). Did you know that hundreds of "bloomer teams'' barnstormed the East and Midwest from the 1890s to 1935, playing against men's teams? Or that a few women played American Legion and minor league ball until the organizations officially banned women? Or that in a 1931 exhibition game, Jackie Mitchell, age 17, struck out Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth? Gregorich, author of the woman-plays-pro-ball novel She's on First ( LJ 1/5/87), here focuses on personalities and teams, relying on newspaper accounts and teammates' reminiscences. Women loving baseball and struggling to leap men's roadblocks are the themes of this attractive and unique book. Recommended for popular collections.-- Kathy Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, B . C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156982979
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.64(d)

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