The Origins and History of the All-American Girls Professional

The Origins and History of the All-American Girls Professional

By: Merrie A. Fidler (author)Paperback

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This is an in-depth treatment of the organization and operation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Referencing primary documents from league owner Arthur Meyerhoff and others, the book offers a unique perspective inside the AAGPBL and examines its rise and fall, with an emphasis on league and team administration. The study begins with a brief history of women's softball, noting its importance as a precursor to, and talent pool for, women's professional baseball. Next the book investigates changing league administration and organization. Publicity and promotional philosophy and practices receive particular attention. Later chapters cover team administrative structure, team managers, and chaperones. Finally, discussion focuses on player backgrounds and league policies and regulations for the players, including salaries, trades, waivers, and allocation procedures and problems. The book includes a foreword by AAGPBL all-star Jean Cione; four appendices with valuable information about the AAGPBL Players' Association and league highlights; numerous photographs; and an extensive bibliography.

About Author

Retired teacher and coach Merrie A. Fidler has published several articles regarding the history of women in sports. She lives in Trinidad, California.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786460892
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780786460892
  • ISBN10: 078646089X

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