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The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

With the vast majority of able-bodied American men away fighting in World War II, baseball executives looked for new ways to keep the sport in the public eye. They hit upon the idea of forming a new professional league composed of women and decided to give it a try. Formed in 1943, the league lasted past the end of the war into 1954. It differed from the men's league in pitching style, the size of the diamond and of the ball, and the fact that spring training included classes in what subject? More...
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Reminds me of The Sandlot for some reason.
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During spring training the girls were required to attend Helena Rubinstein's evening charm school classes. The proper etiquette for every situation was taught, and every aspect of personal hygiene, mannerisms and dress code was presented to all the players. In an effort to make each player as physically attractive as possible, each player received a beauty kit and instructions on how to use it. As a part of the leagues 'Rules of Conduct', the girls were not permitted to have short hair, smoke or drink in public places, and they were required to wear lipstick at all times. Fines for not following the leagues rules of conduct were five dollars for the first offense, ten for the second, and suspension for the third.
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And Tom Hanks is there.

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Applause Go hu-women! Hu-men should be taking etiquette classes - would not hurt them.
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The Making of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball beauty!!

Before the All American Girls' Professional Baseball League came along, players were not professional and did not appear ladylike, but Philip Wrigley changed that. Once they started the season, the players were required to attended charm school every night. Here they were taught the proper posture, fashion, applying makeup, table manners, and how to speak clearly. These classes were taught by Helena Rubinstein cosmetics. During this charm school, each player received a beauty kit which included cleansing cream, lipstick, face powder, rouge, deodorant, hand lotion, hair removal cream. From the handbook, they were taught that long hair was more glorious than "boyish" short hair. The handbook stated that hair was a women's crowning glory. Each team also had chaperones that made sure the players did not misbehave. The chaperones would tell the girls if they did not have lipstick on, and they would be right there on the girls tail if they tried to sneak out for a date. The girls' were also required to establish a well-balanced simple daily routine. There were special beauty routines for after the game, mourning, and night that were suggested and suggested beauty routines for teeth, body, eyes, hair, mouth, hands, and face (Gourley, Catherine 112-115) . Not only did the players have beauty routines, but they also had a dress code. It read, masculine hair styling, shoes, coats, shirts, socks, and t-shirts are barred at all times. Their uniforms consisted of a short skirt not pants. There was also a list of 11 outfits to wear when not wearing their uniforms on the field ("1943" 36). Because the girls did not always follow the rules, there were penalties. There was a $10 dollar fee if a player got ejected from a game and if a player was appearing unkempt in public was also a penalty ("Classy Athletes" 1). All of the players were well kempt women off the field, but when the time came to play a game they got down and dirty on the diamond.

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you think madonna would real make a team
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As a child growing up I recognized the abilities and capabilities of women in athletics. Sadly, my school system back in 1950's Northern Minnesota, offered almost zero areas for those abilities to grow and excel. As we still live in the dark-ages for equality for women much still comes from those radical-Right-Religions fanatics, namely men that are afraid of loosing their pseudo masculinity; what ever the fu*k that is. What a sick world in 2014, it could still resemble the European dark ages, cold it not? And mentioning the dark ages, isn't the handling of Ebola reminiscing of how those back then handled Bubonic Plague?
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As a child growing up I recognized the abilities and capabilities of women in athletics. Sadly, my school system back in 1950's Northern Minnesota, offered almost zero areas for those abilities to grow and excel. As we still live in the dark-ages for equality for women much still comes from those radical-Right-Religions fanatics, namely men that are afraid of loosing their pseudo masculinity; what ever the fu*k that is. What a sick world in 2014, it could still resemble the European dark ages, cold it not? And mentioning the dark ages, isn't the handling of Ebola reminiscing of how those back then handled Bubonic Plague?
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