94-Year-Old Former Pitcher Working To Create A Women’s Baseball Museum

94-year-old Maybelle Blair is working on creating an International Women’s Baseball Center. She was a pitcher for the Peoria Redwings in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s.

Maybelle is working with historian and author Kat Williams to raise funds for the new museum. There has been a National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in New York since the ’30s. However, there is no museum just for women in the sport.

94-year-old Maybelle Blair is working on creating a museum dedicated to women’s baseball

Maybelle said, “It is so important to me that I’m going to, if I can stay on this side of the grass, you know… We got to get this done. I think it’s so important for girls and women and underprivileged children. There is so much history in women’s baseball, people don’t even know it.”

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It would be especially wonderful for the 30 or so women who are still alive that played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. One of the teams, the Rockford Peaches, was immortalized in the film A League of Their Own.

A museum would cost about $8 million to get it started. What do you think of this idea?

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