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Play Ball: The History, Culture & Politics of Baseball: Diversity


The Trouble Ball

Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson

The "Girls" Play Ball

During World War II, while most men were drafted, the The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded. The fear was that if baseball was delayed, the American public would lose interest. The league was active between 1943-1954, and was quite popular.

The most successful team was the Rockford Peaches, who were the focus of the popular film A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, which presents a fictional account of the team and the League's history.

Toni Stone & The Negro League

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Reunion

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