Transcript for July 4, 1992: 'A League of Their Own' highlights a forgotten part of America's history
A baseball movie opened this week unlike any baseball movie ever the players are win. Our story is one of a mother and her side. You know are the first members. Of the all American girls baseball league. The movie a league of their own celebrates a mostly forgotten chapter in American sports there was an all American girls professional baseball league. It existed from the mid forties to mid fifty. For the women played real baseball hardball. Over hand pitching ninety foot basins in games almost every day. Wounds to its form ten home. He was one don't know. We've got paid for and what wouldn't you know to do. This is Helen can't bell was one of the league's stars the batting champion in 1945. She was called the female Ted Williams something she laughs about but even now hers is the confidence of the tenth. I have your fifth step towards me where I'm thinking that. They were impaired better than nine months. She played for only four years before retiring to raise her family of five sons one of whom followed in her footsteps. I. Casey can't Dell is the only major leaguer who has the distinction of a mother who played professionally. Since. Talking your mother. You know going through trials and tribulations of of the professional baseball career it's away. He made the major leagues not so much on talent but on desire and determination. A gift from one who had those same qualities this. Fortunate to get her desire and passion for the game and and their competitiveness I wish there was a gutter swing Villa. And the timing corrupt. For the volcano thing do you best thing try new things. And then notes left enough. Those any. Ever have a bad day person to go forward with the players you can always say the game started then they're good about stuff from them. While Casey does not have to worry about makeup and hair styles his mother did players were required to attend charm school and Wear make up during the game. We'll also wearing uniforms skirts that left the legs unprotected and a slide. At its feet the league had ten teams with names like the Rockford peaches Fort Wayne daisies in Kalamazoo lessons. You watch him play and we'll monitor their skills and look at how that turned the double play that so fundamentally sound players today have their admirers it was the same then. They nonsense thinking Warren. Most people know. I have friends when pool. At 69 her family is the most important thing in her life. But the release of the movie is triggered memories and shone a spotlight on her and 500 others once played baseball for about 75 dollars a week. Manfred women in both time that we cannot make mention something we didn't think in. There we did well. It was fun. Many may not know the league even existed but he all American girls professional baseball league has been honored by baseball the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown New York. There is an exhibit dedicated to that leak.
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