The Belles of Baseball- Racine’s Champion AAGPBL Team
Please join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum on June 1st at 6:30pm for our free Think & Drink series presentation “The Belles of Baseball- Racine’s Champion AAGPBL Team” with in-person speaker Kari DeBerg. The featured drink of the night will be a Home Run Hooch.
In 1943, Philip K. Wrigley, owner of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, created the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), starting with four teams across the Midwest. The Racine Belles were one of these original four, which later grew to 12 teams. Learn about these pioneers in womens’ athletics who eventually inspired the story of the major motion picture “A League of Their Own.”
Alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at the limited bar.
Doors and bar open at 6:00 pm. The talk and live stream portion begin at 6:30 pm. To access the live stream of this event, please register here: https://forms.gle/j4h5GciCt7SNo8ix6
Admission is free both in-person and virtually.
For more information about this talk and upcoming events at the museum please visit our website https://www.wisconsinmaritime.org/ or on Facebook @WIMaritimeMuseum.
This program is funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Please note: although these events incorporate a thematic drink, there is no requirement or emphasis on alcohol consumption. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse, please reach out to the national substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.
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