Girls Baseball League

They were the first set of female professional baseball players to take the field.

On Friday a handful of them were in South Bend.

Seven women who played for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League visited the Northern Indiana Center for History.

The former players sifted through hundreds of pictures, rosters, and playing cards available to the museum’s permanent exhibit.

Many of the women talked about the movie "A League of Their Own" that highlighted the league's history.

A few of the players had the opportunity to actually work as extras in the movie. Several of them also donated uniforms and pictures to the exhibit.

"This is great can you imagine in years to come and when we are all gone... what this is going to be,” says Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez, a former Ft. Wayne Daisy player.

During the league's era more than 600 women had a chance to play baseball professionally.

The Northern Indiana Center for History has the league's largest collection of memorabilia.

The exhibit is permanent. The Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is charged.


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