Joyce Westerman, Wisconsin Women and the All American Girls Professional Baseball League: Play Ball!
Historian Bob Kann offers this talk celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, made famous by the movie A League of Their Own.
Hear stories of the league’s three Wisconsin teams – the Racine Belles, Kenosha Comets, and Milwaukee Chicks – and their players, women who grew up during the Great Depression and left families, homes, and jobs to follow their dreams and forever change perceptions about female athletes.
Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.