Summer Game Books announces the release of the updated edition of “Belles of the Ballpark: Celebrating the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League” by authors Diana Star Helmer and Thomas S. Owens. This new edition of their AAGPBL history for young adults releases in trade paperback and eBook on May 21, 2015.
South Orange, NJ, May 19, 2015 –(PR.com)– “With the emergence of Little League star, Mo’Ne Davis, and the current conversation about women’s equality, it’s important that young women know about the AAGPBL,” says Fawn Neun, Marketing Director for Summer Game Books. “The inspiring history of the Girls Professional League shows that women can compete and win in our nation’s most beloved game. Seventy years ago, women played professional baseball, and we need to remember that as we move toward the future of women’s sports.”
“Belles of the Ballpark” is the complete story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League–from its origins during World War II through its 12 hard-fought seasons, to its resurrection thanks to the 1992 film A League of Their Own, to its current cult status among fans of baseball, women’s sports, and Americana. Interviews, rare photos, behind-the-scenes stories from the move, and great historical detail make this an entertaining and informative read for all ages.
Diana Star Helmer began considering the role of women in athletics on an elementary school playground. A female teacher interrupted Diana’s tetherball mastery, chiding: “Can’t you let the other girl win sometimes?” When covering a 1980s game at Dodger Stadium, coach Joey Amalfitano apologized to Diana for belching near one of her on-field interviews. Since the first edition of Belles of the Ballpark was published in 1992, Diana has written more than 40 books.
Ms. Diana welcomes opportunities for interviews and guest posts, and digital Advance Reader promotional copies are immediately available for review.
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