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A Whole New Ball Game

The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

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"Play ball!" yelled the umpires as the teams of the AAGPBL took the field in the tense, war-torn days of 1943. Like all professional baseball players, these athletes scrambled to their positions, tossed balls across diamonds, and filled the air with chatter. But there was something different about them — they all wore skirts, went to charm school, and continually had to answer one question: "What is a woman doing playing baseball?" For twelve seasons, from 1943 to 1954, some of America's best female athletes earned their livings by playing baseball. This is their story in their own words, a tale of no-hitters and chaperones, stolen bases and practical jokes, home runs and run-ins with fans.

Author Sue Macy spent eleven years tracking down the women of the AAGPBL, interviewing them, and looking at their scrapbooks. Along the way she found that their odyssey did not end with the collapse of the league. Balancing the voices of the women of the league with a lively, insightful overview of the changing patterns of American life, A Whole New Ball Game is a sports story full of telling insights about who we expect to be at home and how women can get back to first base.

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"As much a social history of the postwar era as a chronicle of women in baseball, this lively, informative title supported by interesting photos and appendixes is in a league all its own." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 and up
Author Sue Macy
ISBN 9781627790604
Publication Date May 1, 1995
Publisher Puffin
Language English