Saturday, June 23 at 1 pm, film shown at 2:30 pm
During the 1940s and 1950s, thirty-seven athletic and determined women from Wisconsin made a BIG difference. Over the period of 1943-1954, they were among the more than 550 women who played professional baseball in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGBPL) depicted in the movie A League of Their Own. In this presentation, Bob Kann, the biographer of one of the Kenosha players, Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero, shares stories about Wisconsin women who grew up during the Great Depression, worked in factories and on farms, and eventually played professional baseball.
Join Bob Kann as he tells the story of this famous female baseball league and the Wisconsin women who played. After his presentation we will show a famous movie about this league.
After the presentation we will be showing a famous movie about the All-American Women’s Baseball League.