There's no crying in baseball – but there's a whole lot of yelling, smiling, posing, and playing hard. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a women's baseball league founded founded in 1943 in order to keep public interest in baseball alive while the able-bodied male athletes were fighting the war abroad.
Edith Houghton became a professional baseball player at the age of 10, and was the first woman scout in Major League Baseball. She passed away this month at the age of 100. Words via Obit Of The Day, reprinted with permission.
Mom.com : 'A League of Their Own' (1992) : 50 Best Summer Movies for Kids -- Baseball is the official sport of summer, making this one of many grand slam homer picks on this list and the one most likely to inspire young female athletes.