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