My mom was a baseball fanatic too. She played with other gals locally but WWII women had pro teams while the men went off to war. The Rockford Peaches were from Rockford, Illinois. I know many women who could play as well well as the guys.
My dad had an autographed ball signed by the Great Babe Ruth.
I thought I would add a fun fact for you here.
Ah...Joltin' Joe DiMaggio the great Yankee 'Clipper'! He loved the game with a passion we don't see today.
Rich "The Goose" Gossage grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was a first class closer, a relief pitcher. He attended Wasson High School so as a teen I had the opportunity to see him play before he became famous. His only baseball regret, that his mom did not live to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame.
My two favorite quotes as I hope you will visit Ms. Jenny and all the "B" Alphabe Thursday folks! I guess you knew I was choosing "baseball":