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The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Hardback Book

The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Hardback

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This book chronicles the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the stories of the first women to play professional baseball in a league of their own. In 1941, the world was at war, and with able-bodied American men fighting overseas, professional baseball was in danger of becoming a quaint relic-until women stepped up to the plate. In this heartwarming illustrated history, the League's story is told by the ones who know it best: the players. Author Anika Orrock collects a variety of funny, charming, wince-worthy, and powerful vignettes told by the players themselves about their time playing the American pastime. * Features stories of grit and perseverance against all odds, told by the players themselves * Filled with player statistics, historical beats, headlines, and more; and fully illustrated in Anika's vibrant style* A visually engaging, readable women-led history bookWritten in an approachable manner and beautifully illustrated, The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is a one-of-a-kind story told through the women's own voices and their own perspectives. This book ultimately proves that the incredible women of the AAGPBL truly were in a league of their own. * A unique celebration of a specific moment in women's and sports history* A great read for experienced and new sports fans alike, readers young and old, baseball fans, and anyone looking for an inspiring gift for an aspiring professional sports player* Perfect on the shelf with books like Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky, Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Feminism & feminist theory
  • ISBN: 9781452173641

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