Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 26, 2010 9:30 AM | comments
Filed in: Entertainment, Gay Icons and History
Tags: vintage photo, women in sports, women's history
Don't know anything about this pre-1920 photo other than it is fabulous. Like so much of women's history, the story of female baseball teams is almost forgotten.
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I wish their team name was on the jerseys. That would help us!
According to the Ken Burns/PBS documentary, "Baseball" many women's colleges formed baseball teams in the late 19th and early 20th centuries until the moralists decried the "violence" of the game as being unfit for women. This could be one of those teams.
For anyone interested in the subject, check out the book "Women in Baseball," by author Gai Berlage.