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Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball

Women at Play The Story of Women in Baseball Girls and women have played baseball hardball the real thing from the beginning Soon after professional baseball started up in women formed base ball clubs and wearing heavy stockings and stripe

  • Title: Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball
  • Author: Barbara Gregorich
  • ISBN: 9780156982979
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • Girls and women have played baseball hardball the real thing from the beginning Soon after professional baseball started up in 1869, women formed base ball clubs and wearing heavy stockings and striped, shortened dresses challenged men s teams across the country One star pitcher, Maud Nelson, often struck out four or five men in the first few innings of a game.Girls and women have played baseball hardball the real thing from the beginning Soon after professional baseball started up in 1869, women formed base ball clubs and wearing heavy stockings and striped, shortened dresses challenged men s teams across the country One star pitcher, Maud Nelson, often struck out four or five men in the first few innings of a game After World War I, these Bloomer Girl teams, such as the Philadelphia Bobbies and the Chicago All Star Ranger Girls, proliferated During the 1930s women such as Jackie Mitchell pitched against major leaguers in one memorable exhibition game, Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig In 1943 the first and only women s professional baseball league was born, the one featured in the hit movie A League of Their Own Nearly 600 women, all of them skilled athletes, earned a living by playing on all female baseball teams in the All American Girls Baseball League Sophie Kurys of the Racine Belles was one such player, an aggressive infielder who in 1946 stole a phenomenal 201 bases After the AAGBL s demise in 1954, women s baseball entered a period of doldrums, but with the successful integration of Little League, coaches began to help girls develop their baseball talents With the admission of women to umpire ranks in the minors and the sexual integration of baseball on the college level, some say that the first woman baseball player in the majors is only now a matter of time Is a woman s place at home plate Women at Play is the first book to tell the whole fascinating story Drawing on pioneering original research and interviews with many of the women who made and are now making baseball history, with some 70 photographs and illustrations, this is a handsome and thoroughly entertaining book that will prove an eye opener to even the most informed baseball fan.

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    1 thought on “Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball

    1. Who knew that women played baseball? Or, if you did know that they played, that it was not just the league featured in the movie A League of Their Own? Women's baseball has existed almost since the beginning of baseball, and this book tells its untold story.

    2. Cool to hear about the real history of women in baseball, not just the story from "A League of Their Own". Interesting that women in baseball still isn't really a norm (if existent at all). My favorite part was reading about Chattanooga's local woman player!

    3. Briefly: Boring but importantBarbara Gregorich’s book broaches a topic that every baseball fan should at some point familiarize himself or herself with: the history of women in the game. Nonetheless, Women at Play is a bit dry, so while it covers a good topic, it sometimes has a bit of an “eat your peas” feeling to it. Gregorich orients the book around player-focused chapters that do an effective job of highlighting significant women in baseball history; however, the format sacrifices much [...]

    4. A nice history of women and the national pastime. I would love to have seen the Rockford Peaches play the Racine Belles. What fun for those of us who also happen to be women and love the game of baseball!

    5. Very informative history of women in baseball. Also explains the transition of women playing baseball to softball.

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