One of my favorite movies of all time came out when I was an awkward eight year old. I was a tomboy with a passion for baseball. And while watching the Yankees growing up was great, those men on the field did not reflect me. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) was founded in 1942 and lasted until 1954. It was a group of women put together to keep the baseball tradition going while the baseball players who were old enough were drafted to fight in World War II. In truth, the idea was genius. There were already several women’s softball leagues. Philip Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, had scouts go out and spread the word. Over six hundred women showed up at Wrigley’s field for tryouts.It was a hard sell though. I mean, let’s face it, the 1940’s were not famous...

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