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Belles of the Ballpark

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An illustrated account of the women's professional baseball league traces the history of the sport from its founding in 1943 to its end in 1954 and includes interviews with former players and an analysis of the league's impact.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Millbrook Press
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May 01, 2015 Lance rated it really liked it
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Born out of an idea from Chicago Cubs owner P.K. Wrigley, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League started play in 1943 and lasted for 11 seasons, giving women the opportunity to play professional baseball. There was a movie made in 1992 about the league, “A League of Their Own” and it revitalized interest in the only all-female professional baseball league.

This book was originally published in 1990, before the movie was released in 1992. New sto
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Nov 14, 2012 Reilly Tebrugge rated it really liked it
The author's purpose of writing this wonderful nonfiction book was to tell of the All-Amercian Girl's baseball league during World War II. She is trying to inform people of how when all the men were at war the women took over everything from the factory jobs to America's favorite pastime, baseball. Helmer very clearly informs us of all the facts from how the women were trained to how much the fans loved it.
The theme I got out of this book is that the author is trying to say that women can do an
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