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The incredible women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League / by Anika Orrock ; foreword by Jean Afterman.

Orrock, Anika, (author.). Afterman, Jean, (author of foreword.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Oxford Library 796.357 ORROCK (Text) 35740635607039 New Nonfiction Available -
  Blanche Flaherty Smith Named Endowment, 2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452173641
  • Physical Description: 160 pages :color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2020.

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"This fully illustrated history tells the story of women's first "league of their own," the All-American Girl's Professional Baseball League (1943-1954), as told through the engaging voices of the people who knew it best: the players! Author Anika Orrock has collected a range of funny, charming, wince-worthy and heart-warming vignettes as told by the players themselves from their various experiences playing in the AAGBPL, from the very first tryouts to barnstorming around the country and sliding into home base in League-mandated skirts and lipstick. Beginning with a brief history of the founding of the league, the players' stories are woven together with press coverage of the league, player statistics, and historical beats to form a single narrative of their experiences, struggles, and impressions of a time when being a woman in a professional sports league was revolutionary. With an introduction by New York Yankees assistant general manager Jean Afterman, THE INCREDIBLE WOMEN OF THE AAGBPL is an inspirational story for anyone looking to carve out their own place in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League > History.
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League > Biography.
Women baseball players > United States > Biography.
Baseball players > United States > Biography.
Baseball for women > United States > History > 20th century.
Baseball > United States > History > 20th century.

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