Throwback Thursday: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League–AAGPBL (Source: The Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America by Kathyrn Cullen-DuPont http://www.amazon.com/The-Encyclopedia-Womens-History-America/dp/0306808684)

  • Established in 1943 by Philip K. Wrigley during WWII
  • Early 1970s, parents and daughters successfully sued Little League for sex discrimination against girls
  • 1992 Movie, A League of Their Own, is released.
  • November 4th, 1989, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League gets permanent exhibit in the Baseball Hall of Fame

More information via the internet:

Official Website of the AAGPBL: http://www.aagpbl.org/ And on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AAGPBL

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-American_Girls_Professional_Baseball_League

Encyclopedia Britannica: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/15840/All-American-Girls-Professional-Baseball-League-AAGPBL

Further reading and more history: http://www.seanlahman.com/baseball-archive/womens-baseball/

Article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/21/AR2010052104773.html

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Author: The Chaos Realm

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