Play Ball: Joyce Westerman and the All American Girls Professional Baseball League

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Hedberg Public Library
Program Room

Event Details

Presented by professional storyteller and author, Bob Kann

Hear the tale of Kenosha native Joyce Westerman who played for eight years in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League - depicted in the movie A League of Their Own - and helped change the perception that sports are too tough for women. Learn about Joyce’s experiences in the league, struggles during the Depression, and challenges working at American Motors when women were not welcome in the work force. Joyce’s “can do” attitude in sports and life serve as an inspiration.

Part of our Local Experts program series.

Bob Kann is a Professor of Education, professional storyteller/juggler/magician, and author of approximately 25 books and manuals for children and adults. He has written six “Badger Biographies” published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, including Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero.

Event Type(s): Adult Events