The Times, They are a Changin’-Female Umpires in Professional Baseball

I’m going to give away my age here, but the story is one that is more important than my vanity.  When I was just a little girl, my family wasn’t a baseball family, we were a hockey family. We watched the Philadelphia Flyers religiously. My older brother had the classic poster of Bobby Clarke with […]

Women’s Sports Hall of Fame Coming to Sarasota!

I really enjoyed the story from our local news today, the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame is coming to Sarasota! The highlight is members of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League singing the theme song of the league.    If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ll know how […]

Batter up! Hear that Call! The All American Professional Baseball League Gets a New Home

One of my favorite things about baseball is a part that is often forgotten. The All American Girls Professional Baseball League. At a time when most women got married before they turned 20 and stayed home to raise the children, these women were part of a change that is still felt today. World War II forced […]

Halloween and a League of My Own

If you read my blog back in 2011, you would have read a story I did on meeting some of my heroes, the women of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. This all-female baseball league founded in 1943  by Phillip Wrigley of Wrigley Field/Cubs fame and Wrigley gum, took the place of Major League […]

A League of Their Own

(This is a recreation of the original post that had been on the blog section of baseballbetsy.com. It was lost when I upgraded the website so I have recreated it from the original saved file from 2011.) Before the movie, “A League of Their Own” few people born after the 1950’s knew of the women […]