MHS: The All-American Girls: Women in Professional Baseball


Saturday, June 23, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

PhotoThere will be a pre-talk reception at 3:30

Kat Williams, Maybelle Blair, Shirley Burkovich, Donna Mills, Marti Sementelli, moderated by Red Sox historian Gordon Edes

There is a $20 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders).

Register on their website.

Baseball is not just a beloved pastime for American boys and men. From 19th-century college teams formed at Vassar and Smith and the nationally celebrated Boston Bloomer Girls to the formation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League when major male talent faced the WWII draft, women players have increasingly found ways to make their mark on the game. Today, more women than ever before are playing baseball at a world-class level, staking a claim on the most nostalgic and patriotic of American sports.

Attend a panel discussion: Moderated by Red Sox historian Gordon Edes, with panelists Maybelle Blair and Shirley Burkovich (All American Girls Professional Baseball League); Donna Mills (Women's World Cup of Baseball MVP); Marti Sementelli (U.S. Women's National Baseball Team); and Dr. Kat Williams (Women's Sports historian at Marshall University).

Attend a Red Sox game: Through a partnership with the Red Sox, MHS is offering a limited quanity of tickets for audience members who want to follow the afternoon panel discussion with a 7:15 Red Sox game against the Seattle Mariners. Tickets are available for purchase through our program registration link.