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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 - 7:00pm

Free

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.

 

Details

Date:
Thursday, July 6th
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Laurel County Public Library
120 College Park Dr.
London, KY 40741 United States
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Phone:
(606) 864-5759
Website:
https://laurellibrary.org

Organizer

Susan Fawbush
Phone:
(606) 864-5759
Email:
sfawbush@laurellibrary.org

Other

Location:
Community Room
Registration:
Required

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