AAGPBLAll-American Girls Professional Baseball League
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For her presentation, Youngen sported an authentic AAGPBL team jacket that she wore over a shirt emblazoned with the movie's most-quoted line.
We are very excited to have Teambrown Apparel become part of the AAGPBL family, and look forward to seeing the next generation of fans wearing our emblem," said Richard Chapman, President of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association.
A second incarnation of an International Girls Baseball League did come to fruition, though, and with the help of co-author and former AAGPBL player, Helen "Nordie" Nordquist, we have been able to construct an account of this hitherto obscure subject.
In Peoria in 1946, she made the All-Star team, led in triples, and stole 128 bases, winning a place on the AAGPBL exhibition tour of Cuba in 1948 and the Central American tour in 1949 aimed to create publicity and an international league of women's baseball.
Fans were particularly interested in hometown players Lorraine Borg and Peggy Torrison, who had excelled on Twin Cities softball teams before trying out for the AAGPBL.
The pioneering efforts of the women of the AAGPBL created a new vision of opportunity for girls and women in sport that still resonates today.
The AAGPBL was depicted in the movie, A League Of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis.
Respondents were asked to contact one of the researchers in order to receive a packet which included a questionnaire, self-addressed stamped envelope, cover letter, and letter of consent from the Executive Board of the AAGPBL.
We Were the All-American Girls is the second book by author Jim Sargent on the AAGPBL and is a compilation of interviews with former players exploring different aspects of the league and its history.
Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis} yearns for her husband's return from the war and has no sense of the importance of the AAGPBL.
The AAGPBL had been preceded by barnstorming women's teams, including the participation of Babe Didrickson, surely the most consummate woman athlete in American history.
The AAGPBL was the brainstorm of Chicago Cubs owner Phil Wrigley, who founded it in 1943, ready to put it into the major league stadiums if World War II forced men's baseball to close down.