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    has anyone seen this book by leaslie heaphy and mel may?

    how is it broken down?
    is there good info in here or just common knowledge?
    how much does it talk about women outside the aagpbl?
    is there a good deal of info prior to 1940?

    thanks

  • #2
    This book was suppose to come out in November of 2005, but now slated to be release early spring of 2006.

    I have spoken to Leslie Heapley several times in the last two years. It will cover far more than just the AAGPBL. I for one am excited to see it. I might be a whole 15 characters in the book somewhere, but that's good enough for me

    When it comes out, I'll be sure to let you know. I believe the book will be sold at around $50.

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    • #3
      to be released spring/summer of 2006 and in the 1st stage of production.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JeepingBaseball

        When it comes out, I'll be sure to let you know.
        I'll be looking for it, and I hope it's a hit with others as well.

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        • #5
          Alice "Lefty" Hohlmayer raffled away an old autographed baseball about four years at Point Loma Nazarene University. My wife won! Hohlmayer played in the women's baseball league during the forties and fifties, the league that the movie "A League of Our Own" was based on. She also attened a SABR meeting in San Diego that I attended, showing old home movies from that league: parts of games, practice times, etc.

          Anyway, her name is not on the ball, but following are some of the names that are: Vivian Martinez, Kathy Ryan, Elaine Martin, Lisa Schenk, and Kim Osness. The ball is now yellowed and obviously from a long time ago. It's identified as a Tournament AAA, No.100, 12 Inch, Long Fibre Kapok, "Elastic Shell" Winding.

          I'm hoping the book to come out will shed some light as to which team it was signed by.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SABR Steve
            Alice "Lefty" Hohlmayer raffled away an old autographed baseball about four years at Point Loma Nazarene University. My wife won! Hohlmayer played in the women's baseball league during the forties and fifties, the league that the movie "A League of Our Own" was based on. She also attened a SABR meeting in San Diego that I attended, showing old home movies from that league: parts of games, practice times, etc.

            Anyway, her name is not on the ball, but following are some of the names that are: Vivian Martinez, Kathy Ryan, Elaine Martin, Lisa Schenk, and Kim Osness. The ball is now yellowed and obviously from a long time ago. It's identified as a Tournament AAA, No.100, 12 Inch, Long Fibre Kapok, "Elastic Shell" Winding.

            I'm hoping the book to come out will shed some light as to which team it was signed by.
            With the exception of Alice "Lefty" Hohlmayer, I have never heard of the others. I tried looking them up myself, but came up short of nothing.

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            • #7
              so did i but the book did say if they didn't play ten games they probably wouldn't be listed

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bkmckenna
                so did i but the book did say if they didn't play ten games they probably wouldn't be listed
                I havent seen anything in relations to 10 games or more to be listed. According to the publisher, McFarland, the book description is as follows:

                Women have been involved in baseball from the game’s early days, in a wide range of capacities. This ambitious encyclopedia provides information on women players, managers, teams, leagues, and issues since the mid–19th century. Players are listed by maiden name with married name, when known, in parentheses. Information provided includes birth date, death date, team, dates of play, career statistics and brief biographical notes when available. Related entries are noted for easy cross-reference. Appendices include the rosters of the World War II era All American Girls Professional Baseball League teams; the standings and championships from the AAGPBL; and all women’s baseball teams and players identified to date.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SABR Steve
                  following are some of the names that are: Vivian Martinez, Kathy Ryan, Elaine Martin, Lisa Schenk, and Kim Osness.
                  The closest I've come to any of the names was a Audrey Schenck who played for the Chicago Colleens and the Springfield Sallies, both in 1950. Traveling teams, both of them. Alice may never had anything, directly, to do with the ball before she got it for the auction, however, as she played in 1950 for 2 different traveling teams as well...it may have been signed by a combination of players from both teams after a game. "Lisa" could be a nickname for Audrey...though I don't know why.

                  Are the names on the ball still really clear or could it be a possible smudge on one (or all) of the names? The book I do own with the players' names does have some of the womens' nicknames, but just because it doesn't have a nickname listed doesn't necessarily mean that player didn't have one.

                  It's possible that "Audrey" might just be "Lisa"...or vice versa.
                  "There is no logical reason why girls shouldn't play baseball. It's not that tough. Not as tough as radio and TV announcers make it out to be ... Some can play better than a lot of guys who've been on that field." ~ Hank Aaron

                  "Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing." ~ Warren Spahn

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                  • #10
                    the book is slightly delayed once again and hopefully to be released by end of summer.

                    The wait is killing me! LOL

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                    • #11
                      Lefty's auto ball

                      Originally posted by 5LilPlayers
                      The closest I've come to any of the names was a Audrey Schenck who played for the Chicago Colleens and the Springfield Sallies, both in 1950. Traveling teams, both of them. Alice may never had anything, directly, to do with the ball before she got it for the auction, however, as she played in 1950 for 2 different traveling teams as well...it may have been signed by a combination of players from both teams after a game. "Lisa" could be a nickname for Audrey...though I don't know why.

                      Are the names on the ball still really clear or could it be a possible smudge on one (or all) of the names? The book I do own with the players' names does have some of the womens' nicknames, but just because it doesn't have a nickname listed doesn't necessarily mean that player didn't have one.

                      It's possible that "Audrey" might just be "Lisa"...or vice versa.

                      Chances are it was from a softball team before she played in the league. I didn't know any of the names , I'm an Associate member of the AAGPBL Alumni Org. I just spent the weekend at fan fest w/ 7 of the ladies.

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                      • #12
                        From what I gathered from McFarland:


                        Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball

                        Edited by Leslie A. Heaphy and Mel Anthony May
                        Foreword by Laura Wulf

                        ISBN 0-7864-2100-2
                        photographs, appendices, bibliography, index
                        448pp. hardcover (7 x 10) 2006

                        $49.95
                        Not Yet Published, Available 8/2006

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JeepingBaseball
                          $49.95
                          Not Yet Published, Available 8/2006
                          $50?? OUCH! Oh well....I'm still getting it! Hmm...better start saving now or the husband won't let me get it. LOL
                          "There is no logical reason why girls shouldn't play baseball. It's not that tough. Not as tough as radio and TV announcers make it out to be ... Some can play better than a lot of guys who've been on that field." ~ Hank Aaron

                          "Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing." ~ Warren Spahn

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                          • #14
                            Encyclopedia Update: The book is out and available. Check McFarland website and Amazon to purchase.

                            Mine been ordered and eagerly awaiting it's arrival

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                            • #15
                              Got my copy tonight...

                              wow I'm honored!

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