You Can't Play Ball in a Skirt!

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Midview Middle School
Auditorium

Event Details

Bring a friend!  Bring your daughters!  - this is going to be a delightful program about women playing professional baseball.  From 1907 when Alta Weiss played on a men's team through the 1940's and early 1950's  All-American Girls Baseball Organization, Ohio was well-represented on the baseball fields. The AAGPBL (All American Girls Professional Baseball League) began play in 1943 and lasted a dozen years and gave more than 500 women an opportunity that never existed before.  Popularized by the 1992 film, A League of Their Own, the so-called "lipstick league" was the brainchild of Chicago Cubs owner, Philip K Wrigley as a way to keep the ballparks busy during WWII as manpower shortages threatened big league baseball. 

Plan to come to hear about Alta's life and meet one of the original All-American girls!  Don't miss this event!

Program is free and will start at 6:30 (doors will open at 6:00).  Ballpark refreshments will be available for purchase before the presentation and at intermission.  Don't miss the opening pitch!

Event Type(s): Friends of the Library Program