PLAY - 1900s: Baseball Girl with bat. Her hands were apart, a common bat grip during the times. There were teams, but no young girls baseball leagues. Older girls, called "Bloomers," formed teams that barnstormed the country. It was a young lady who was responsible for the popular song, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." | In this portrait, the batter's box looks like a bearskin rug.
1942: With minor league baseball teams disbanding due to young men being drafted, chewing gum mogul Philip K Wrigley sought to solve the collapse of Major League Baseball Parks with the establishment of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. #TurnofStyle