©Photo by Lois Siegel
Michele Granger

©Photo by Annie Leibovitz
Ila Borders
First woman to win a men's professional baseball game

Amanda Clement, Hudson, South Dakota
 was the first woman paid to umpire a baseball game

Courtesy of
Glenbow Archives
Calgary, Alberta

 "Chaddy" Thomson
 Pitcher on the girls' baseball team
Parkland, Alberta
 Early 1920s
 Photographer unknown

From the film "Baseball Girls"
Directed by Lois Siegel
National Film Board of Canada
"Even your grandmother may have been a baseball player"
New York Female Giants - All-Women Baseball Team, 1913
 Ida Schnall with crossed bats

1890-91 Young Ladies’ Base Ball Club No. 1

Photo by G. W. Pach
"The Resolutes"
Earliest photo of a Vassar College Baseball Club
June 1876
(Reference # 3.457)
Courtesy of
Vassar College Libraries
Archives & Special Collections

©Photo by
The New York Times

Yankee Stadium, Opening Day, 1923

The $2.5 million "House That Ruth Built" opens with a crowd of 74,200. More than 25,000 fans were turned away at the turnstiles as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox, 4-1. Governors, generals, politicians and baseball officials were on hand for the dedication ceremonies, but the real baptism came in the third inning when Babe Ruth smashed a ball into the right field bleachers,
the first home run in the Bronx stadium.

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