The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
"A most welcome addition to the genre of books about the women’s pro baseball league that sprang up during World War II. "
This book chronicles the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the stories of the first women to play professional baseball in a league of their own.
"In 1941, the world was at war, and with American men fighting overseas, the much-needed pastime of professional baseball was in danger of extinction—until women stepped up to the plate."
In this heartwarming illustrated history, the League's story is told by the ones who know it best: the players. Author Anika Orrock collects a variety of funny, charming, wince-worthy, and powerful vignettes told by the players themselves about their time playing the American pastime.
• Features stories of grit and perseverance against all odds, told by the players themselves
• Filled with player statistics, historical beats, headlines, and more; and fully illustrated in Anika's vibrant style
• A visually engaging, readable women-led history book
Written in an approachable manner and beautifully illustrated, The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is a one-of-a-kind story told through the women's own voices and their own perspectives.
This book ultimately proves that the incredible women of the AAGPBL truly were in a league of their own.
Anika Orrock is an illustrator, writer, designer, cartoonist, humorist, and baseball devotee from the Bay Area, California. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
"A most welcome addition to the genre of books about the women’s pro baseball league that sprang up during World War II. Employing an energetic style...the author hypnotizes the reader into effortlessly absorbing the historical and highly anecdotal text, bolstered by player memories and quotations from period publications...This is a passionate and inspiring re-telling of the AAGPB story."