The All American Girls After The Aagpbl

Author: Kat D. Williams
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476626952
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The hit 1992 film A League of Their Own made the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League famous. But the players’ stories remain largely untold.

We Were The All American Girls

Author: Jim Sargent
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476601801
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Here are 42 interviews with women who competed in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

A League Of My Own

Author: Patricia I. Brown
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786483143
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She is among the few women professional baseball players to be included into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. “As the only former AAGPBL player to have written about the League,” Brown says, “I feel like I have finally pitched my ...

The Cooperstown Symposium On Baseball And American Culture 2005 2006

Author: William M. Simons
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786432128
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Originally named the All-American Girls Softball League, over its twelve-year run
the league's name and regulations changed frequently as the style of play
evolved to mirror baseball instead of softball. By ¡954, the league's final year, the
women used o‡cial MLB sized balls and pitching distances. Nearly fifteen years
after the AAGPBL was cemented as a part of the American consciousness by
Penny Marshall's film A League of Their Own (¡992), the AAGPBL remains an
interesting ...

The Origins And History Of The All American Girls Professional Baseball League

Author: Merrie A. Fidler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476604282
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This is what distinguished the AAGSBL from the barnstorming Bloomer Girl
Baseball Teams which entertained crowds beginning in the ¡890s, or basektball's
Red Heads, who became a popular touring attraction in the ¡940s.¡ The AAGSBL
was unique. It was America's first, non-barnstorming, professional team sport for
women. Shortly after its creation, it was renamed the All-American Girls
Professional Ball League (AAGPBL) to distinguish it from softball. The AAGSBL/
AAGPBL utilized ...

A Locker Room Of Her Own

Author: David C. Ogden
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617038148
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Surprising not only because of its deviation from the traditionally masculine
conception of baseball, this exhibit's success is remarkable because the
existence of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) was
virtually unknown to all but former players before the exhibit's opening in 1988.
Philip K. Wrigley, chewing gum magnate and baseball entrepreneur, founded the
AAGPBL in 1943. Conceived amongst rumors that Major League Baseball (MLB)
was canceling ...

Transpacific Field Of Dreams

Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807882666
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Wrigley sent his scouts out all around the United States and Canada to find
technically qualified players. After tryouts in various cities in the Midwest, about
280 finalists were invited to Wrigley Field in Chicago for the final selection
process. Sixty-four women were chosen to play on the first four all-salaried teams
, located in South Bend, Indiana; Rockford, Illinois; Kenosha, Wisconsin; and
Racine, Wisconsin. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (
aaGPBl) thus began ...

Summertime Dreams

Author: Douglas Williams
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491842105
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In her autobiography,Summertime Dreams, Yes - Girls Can Play Baseball!

Proceedings Newsletter

Author: North American Society for Sport History
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The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), which was
founded by Philip K. Wrigley and which operated from 1943-1954, is an excellent
example of how women engaged in a nontraditional pursuit were able to gain
social ... While a number of reasons contributed to the demise of the league,
including the resurgence of men's baseball thanks, in part, to televised major
league games, the resurgance of the "cult of true womanhood" after World War II
helped quelch ...

The Empire Strikes Out

Author: Robert Elias
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595585281
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Disabled players also took the field, and not only the 4Fs who failed their
physicals.66 The most prominent was Pete Gray, the one-armed outfielder who
joined the majors after winning the Southern League's Most Valuable Player
award. This prompted North Dakota ... Chicago Cubs owner Phil Wrigley
believed baseball's survival relied partly on women, and thus he created the All-
American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) in 1943. The AAGPBL
was a part of the trend ...