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Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball
by Barbara Gregorich (Goodreads Author)
Girls and women have played baseball (hardball: the real thing) from the beginning. Soon after professional baseball started up in 1869, women formed "base ball clubs" and - wearing heavy stockings and striped, shortened dresses - challenged men's teams across the country. One star pitcher, Maud Nelson, often struck out four or five men in the first few innings of a game. ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
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Who knew that women played baseball? Or, if you did know that they played, that it was not just the league featured in the movie A League of Their Own? Women's baseball has existed almost since the beginning of baseball, and this book tells its untold story.
Dec 16, 2012 Kipi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Baseball fans and American History lovers
A nice history of women and the national pastime. I would love to have seen the Rockford Peaches play the Racine Belles. What fun for those of us who also happen to be women and love the game of baseball!
Barbara Gregorich grew up playing baseball and reading mysteries. As a result, SHE'S ON FIRST (Contemporary, 1987) was a baseball novel and DIRTY PROOF (Pageant, 1988) a mystery. But just in case the pitcher thinks he knows what Barbara will do when she stands on base, she enjoys unsettling him by writing nonfiction as well as fiction . . children's books as well as adult books . . . poetry, too.More about Barbara Gregorich...