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Even with the success of the AAGPBL, female players of color were largely invisible.
(The article's purpose is to spread awareness of the AAGPBL by profiling one of the league's teams, the Fort Wayne, Indiana, Daisies.
As Youngen pointed out after giving the talk, her career in the AAGPBL was but a brief period in her life.
The line features officially licensed products by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City, Missouri as well as apparel from Friends of Jaclyn Foundation (FOJ).
Williams, associate professor at Marshall University, West Virginia, and president of the International Women's Baseball Center, affectionately tells the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).
In 1944, one of the scouts for AAGPBL, Bill Allington, came to Los Angeles to seek out talent for the league.
The AAGPBL, made famous in the movie A League of Their Own, began with four teams, located in midsize Midwestern cities: Kenosha, Wisconsin; Racine, Wisconsin; Rockford, Illinois; and South Bend, Indiana.
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.
A profile of an AAGPBL fan was established identifying attributes of the League and characteristics of fans, which allowed for its success for 12 seasons.
Probably almost everyone has heard of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) thanks to the movie A League of Their Own.
South Orange, NJ, May 19, 2015 --(PR.com)-- "With the emergence of Little League star, Mo'Ne Davis, and the current conversation about women's equality, it's important that young women know about the AAGPBL," says Fawn Neun, Marketing Director for Summer Game Books.
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