Podcast: The Formation of the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League

Greetings, all! Thank you for taking a moment to visit our podcast page! It has been a wonderful experience to get to work together and create media based on sports history. In our podcast, you will find that we’ve taken the format of a long-running sports podcast, which we have dubbed, The All-American Sports Show. In this episode, titled “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”, we cover the formation of the AAGPBL (see title) and how it has impacted sports for women since its existence. In the show, we each take on a character persona but still use our true names to refer to each other. In following the long-running show format, two of us are hosts, presumably since the show’s beginning, and the other two are “experts” who we’ve brought in to help cover the day’s topic. We are:

 

Hosts:

Zoe Doubles

Jon Jones

 

Experts:

Sam Goldizen

Parker Selin

 

As you listen, you’ll get a sense of the unique personas we all take on and you’ll see why we had such a good time recording this. We only hope that it will give you listeners as much joy and knowledge as we gained from making it. Please have a listen and enjoy the hard work we put into this!

 

Works Cited / Recommended Reading:

Pierman, Carol J. “Baseball, Conduct, and True Womanhood.” Women’s Studies Quarterly, Vol.

33, No. 1/2, Women and Sports (Spring-Summer 2005), pp. 68-85. The Feminist Press at the City University of New York. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40005502

“Baseball: a league of their own.” Off Our Backs, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1992: When will it end?

(March 1992), p. 8. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20833971

Heaphy, Leslie A. “More than a Man’s Game: Pennsylvania’s Women Play Ball.” Pennsylvania

Legacies, Vol. 7, No. 1 (May 2007), pp. 22-25, 27. The Historical Society of         Pennsylvania. http://www.jstor.org/stable/27765079

The Women of the All-American Professional Baseball League: A Biographical Dictionary. Call

number: GV875.A56 M34 1997 (reference book)

Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Edward J. Rielly. p.323-327. Call number: GV867.64 .R52 2000 (reference book)

The Women’s Sports Encyclopedia. Markel, Waggnoer, Smith. P.23-30. Call number:

GV709.W589 1997 (reference book)

 

Intro/Outro Song:

“Kelli’s Number” by U.S. Army Blues

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