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“There’s No Crying in Baseball” – The History of The All American Girls Professional Baseball League
Thursday, July 6th | 6:00pm - 7:00pmFree
By 1942 America’s young men were being drafted and deployed as WWII engulfed the U.S. Fearful of the war’s effect on Major League Baseball, Philip Wrigley of the Chicago Cubs sponsored the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Explore the history of the AAGPBL with Professor Beth Kitts and learn how these women balanced athleticism, patriotism, and a little “dirt in the skirt.”
Participants must 16 years of age or older.
This event is associated with the Hometown Teams exhibit. Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Laurel County Public Library.
The library makes every reasonable effort to provide equal access to all patrons. Please call us at least three days in advance to request accommodations.