Baseball Hall of Fame Celebrates Women's History Month

Salute to Women in Baseball March 27 in Cooperstown

March 10, 2010
An AAGPBL was on the cover the August 1948 issue of Parade Magazine. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)


COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 27, in Cooperstown by welcoming four women from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League as part of a full day of programming.

Visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum can participate in a variety of programs, including a special interview program with Gloria Elliott (Kalamazoo Lassies, Racine/Battle Creek Belles) Sarah Jane Ferguson (Rockford Peaches), Joanne McComb (Springfield Sallies) and Dolly Brumfield White (South Bend Blue Sox, Kenosha Comets, Fort Wayne Daisies) of the AAGPBL. Tickets for this program are free. Members may reserve their tickets now by calling (607) 547-0397. Any remaining tickets will be available to the general public beginning Monday, March 22.

Other events will take place throughout the day and are free with admission to the Museum. These events include artifact spotlight presentations and a special lecture on the history of women in baseball given by the Hall of Fame’s director of research, Tim Wiles.

Programs include:

10 a.m.    Artifact Spotlight: Women in Baseball
                  Education Gallery, 3rd Floor
                  Get an up close look at artifacts from the collection
                  in this special presentation.
11 a.m.    Women and Girls in Baseball: 1803-2010
                  Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor
                  A presentation by the Hall of Fame’s Director of Research, Tim Wiles
1 p.m.       A Special Interview with players from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
                  Grandstand Theater, 2nd Floor
                  Sit down with Gloria Elliott (Kalamazoo Lassies, Racine/Battle Creek Belles) Sarah Jane Ferguson
                  (Rockford Peaches), Joanne McComb (Springfield Sallies) and Dolly Brumfield White (South Bend Blue
                  Sox, Kenosha Comets, Fort Wayne Daisies).
3 p.m.      Artifact Spotlight: Women in Baseball
                  Education Gallery, 3rd Floor
                  Get an up close look at artifacts from the collection in this special presentation.

Open seven days a week the year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Hall of Fame is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. until Memorial Day Weekend. Summer hours extend until Labor Day, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. Ticket prices are $16.50 for adults (13 and over), $11 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $6 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children six years of age or younger, active and retired card-carrying military personnel. For more information, visit our Web site at www.baseballhalloffame.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.