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When Women Played Hardball

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The years between 1943 and 1954 marked the magical era of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - which proved beyond doubt that women can play hardball. With skill and style, more than 500 women took to the baseball diamonds of the Midwest dazzling fans and becoming a visible and supported part of our national pastime. In the words of "Tiby" Eisen, leadoff b ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 18th 1994 by Seal Press (first published February 25th 1994)
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Lois Browne
Jul 13, 2013 Lois Browne rated it really liked it
Very good look at what it was like to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, especially in its later years. The context Johnson uses is the 1950 series championship between the Rockford Peaches and the Fort Wayne Daisies through interviews with the 26 players of the two teams, not just the stars, but the whole lineup. Some of those she interviewed had been playing from the beginning and their perspective gives a sense of how things changed. The interviews were done in the e ...more
Lisa Hern
Aug 24, 2013 Lisa Hern rated it really liked it
Seeing the All American Women's Professional Baseball League through the eyes of former players and a fan who was a starry-eyed child when they played was a magical ride. Women: Even if you're not a sports fan, this was a very important piece of our history. That it didn't get as much attention and respect it deserved is a travesty. I'm looking forward to the day when women support women in sport. Then, maybe we will play hardball again.
Dec 21, 2010 Chrissie rated it liked it
I read some of the reviews stating that anyone who liked A League of Their Own would like this. Well, sort of. This book does attempt to tell the true story of two teams in the AAGPBL. What I did read was good. It just gets really in-depth with the individual plays and stats. I couldn't get into it and decided it wasn't worth renewing a second time.
May 17, 2013 Emily rated it it was amazing
Excellent to the max. Written by a fan of the league with lots of player interviews, this was exactly what I wanted to read about women's baseball.
Kat Marciniak
Mar 24, 2008 Kat Marciniak rated it it was amazing
If you like A League of Their Own even a little bit this is a great read. It chronicles the seasons of a couple of the greats.
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