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by Diana Star Helmer

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Diana Star Helmer
Millbrook Press (March 1, 1993)
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B&w photos; chronology; bibliography; index.

A fun and informative YA history of the development, heyday, and ultimate demise of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, made famousby the film A League of Their Own. Including chapters about the making ofthe film, and the surprising effect it had on the real-life equivalents depicted in the film, at the film's release and years beyond. Format Paperback 160 pages. Dimensions 150 x 226 x 15mm 272g. Publication date 21 May 2015. Publisher Summer Game Books.

Belles of the Ballpark by Diana Star Helmer & Thomas S. Owens. None does it better than BELLES

Belles of the Ballpark by Diana Star Helmer & Thomas S. None does it better than BELLES. It is an intimate and informative history covering the formation of the league, what it took to make the grade, life on the field and also off, the grueling travel and PR obligations, and the tremendous thrill for the girls and women to play pro baseball. Diana Star Helmer's tag cloud. aagpbl baseball baseball history girls baseball womens baseball world war ii.

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Meet the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, courtesy of author Diana Star Helmer. Find out what 'A League of Their Own' got right - and wrong. Episode 92: "Belles of the Ballpark". November 9, 2017, 6:22 pm. Meet the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, courtesy of author Diana Star Helmer. Baseball by the Book.

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An illustrated account of the women's professional baseball league traces the history of the sport from its founding in 1943 to its end in 1954 and includes interviews with former players and an analysis of the league's impact.
  • Like many other baseball fans, I was unaware of the existence of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) until I saw "A League of their Own." I wanted to learn more about their history and so I purchased "Belles of the Ballpark," mainly on the strength of the other reviews. After finishing it, I’m afraid I have to give the book a “thumbs sideways.”

    While Diana Helmer’s effort (along with that of her co-author and husband Thomas Owens) is to be commended for providing a well-researched history of the league (an apparently difficult task prior to the movie’s release), I was hoping for a more engaging account. Helmer’s writing is adequate but rather bland. It wasn’t until I finished Chapter 12, which she wrote for this later edition that included additional material, that I understood the reason. In that chapter Helmer describes her work as “a non-fiction book for young readers, something meant for a high school library.” Had I known that beforehand I would have given the book a pass (no pun intended).

    While I can’t find any real fault with the book, I’m not sure I can recommend it to an older audience, especially to anyone who’s read baseball works that feature more compelling writing, such as Roger Kahn’s "The Boys of Summer," Robert Creamer’s "Babe," and my favorite, Burt Solomon’s "Where They Ain’t."

    Therefore, I rate this as "okay," or three stars.

  • Belles of the Ballpark: Celebrating the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is a great addition to any baseball lover’s library, especially those interested in learning more about women’s experiences with the national pastime. Using interviews and artifacts from the Racine Belles as a starting point, this book presents a great overall introduction to the AAGPBL’s history for those wanting to learn more about the league. For league history enthusiasts, Belles of the Ballpark offers a greater look into certain aspects not often mentioned in general narratives of the league, such as the Junior teams – local “little league” versions of the teams that gave young girls baseball experience and in some cases, served as a recruiting tool for the professional league. Belles of the Ballpark also features new chapters detailing the resurrection of interest in the league via the invaluable work of a very few dedicated women’s sports scholars, decades before the film A League of Their Own brought knowledge of the league into mainstream popular culture. Belles of the Ballpark is an easy read with delightful surprises throughout, including rare photographs and insightful interviews with those who keep the memory of the league alive today. A must have for any baseball fan!

  • You don't need to be a baseball fan to love this book.

  • I write a lot of reviews and also write mystery
    and horror.
    Therefore, my reading interests cross over many
    genres, sports history being high on my list.
    Writing a book is a difficult task, non-fiction even
    more so.
    Yes, Belles of the Ballpark, was intended for a younger
    audience, but never the less, it still is an enjoyable read.
    Finding the facts and stats of the All Americans was not
    easy, because (as repeated in the book) much of the history
    of the league has been lost, and many people never knew of
    its existence to begin with.
    The Baseball HOF never even knew about the women's baseball
    Sadly, with each passing year, we lose more of the League's members
    and their memories.
    Belles of the Ballpark, is a relatively short book (160 pages) and it
    gives a quick thumbnail peek at a part of history (baseball) that we
    will never be witness to again.
    Unknowingly, those young lady athletes back in their time, paved
    the way for the opportunity women athletes have today.

  • When I received an email from the publisher requesting I read and review this book I was intrigued – I’ve always harbored a fascination with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, ever since I first saw this movie in the theaters back in 1992. It wasn’t until I had ready access to the internet in 1997 was I able to do more extensive research into the history of the league – time and time again I’d go back and read something, pull something up, learn more, etc. etc. etc., and never once was it ever in an organized fashion – unlike me the author of Belles of the Ballpark, took years of research, news clippings, stories with the players and others associated with the league and assembled them into a comprehensive summary history of the league from start to finish even touching on how the movie has affected the fanbase – which by the way – has jumped significantly since the movie was released! I found the book to be an easy read, while somewhat disorganized in terms of bouncing around back and forth from thought to thought, the overall picture was there and as a fan I was able to immerse myself into the history of this amazing league!
    All in all I am going to give this short novel a 4 out of 5 stars!

  • A true story account of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the gals who played hardball from 1943 to 1954 (and for a few years after that). The book's narrative is compelling and, to my surprise, made me cry. It's so well written that I couldn't help but turn the next page, even though I had deadlines looming. This edition includes an extensive author's note, 2014 interviews with some of the AAGPBL players, chapters about Merrie Fidler, who rediscovered the history of the Girls League, and Sharon Roepke, who worked hard to get the history into Cooperstown. I recommend this book to those studying women's history ... it's a powerful tribute to women being all they can be. Dare we hope for a new league of women hardball players? Seems to me the time is right.