Belles of the Ballpark

Belles of the Ballpark


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A fun and informative YA history of the development, heyday, and ultimate demise of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, made famous by the film A League of Their Own. Including chapters about the making of the film, and the surprising effect it had on the real-life equivalents depicted in the film, at the film's release and years beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938545481
Publisher: Summer Game Bks
Publication date: 05/28/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Diana Star Helmer began considering the role of women in athletics on an elementary school playground. A female teacher interrupted Diana's tetherball mastery, chiding: "Can't you let the other girl win sometimes?" Diana has written more than 40 books in the last 22 years. Her first two novels include Elsie's Afghan and A Dog's Best Friend, available as Kindle e-books.

Table of Contents

Foreword: "You Throw Like My Mother!" An Interview with Major Leaguer Casey Candaele ix

1 Taking the Field 1

2 Ground Rules 13

3 Ladies' Day 17

4 Home Stands, Home Front 22

5 Wins and Losses 31

6 On the Road 45

7 Play Ball! 55

8 Minors 61

9 Force Out 66

10 Extra Innings 71

11 Girls League History 81

12 A New Era in AAGPBL History 85

13 Living History: Girls Leaguers Get the Last Word(s) 89

14 Playing with the Big Boys 104

15 The Man Who Held the Door for Women at the Baseball Hall of Fame 109

16 Merrie Fidler: Unearthing AAGPBL History 113

17 Sharon Roepke: Writing Women Back into History 124

18 Carrying the Flame: A New Generation of AAGPBL Supporters 138

19 Resources 151

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was an interesting book to read, and I shall thank you! I'll read it again someday!