By Michelle Houts
The tale of a lady who became her baseball desires right into a career.
Dorothy Mary Kamenshek used to be born to immigrant mom and dad in Norwood, Ohio. As a tender lady, she performed pickup video games of sandlot baseball with local kids; nobody, notwithstanding, could have suspected that on the age of seventeen she may turn into a celeb athlete on the nationwide level.
The outbreak of global conflict II and the consequent draft of able-bodied younger males significantly depleted the ranks baseball gamers. In 1943, Philip ok. Wrigley, proprietor of the Chicago Cubs, led the initiative to set up a brand new league—a women’s league—to fill the ballparks whereas the conflict flooring on in Europe and the Pacific. Kamenshek was once chosen and assigned to the Rockford Peaches of their inaugural season and performed first base for a complete of ten years, changing into a seven-time All-Star and holder of 2 league batting titles. whilst accidents eventually positioned an finish to her taking part in days, she went directly to a winning and lots more and plenty quieter occupation in actual remedy. status got here back in 1992, whilst Geena Davis portrayed a participant loosely according to Kamenshek within the hit motion picture A League in their Own.
Kammie on First is a real-life story that might entertain and encourage younger readers, either boys and girls. it's the first booklet in a brand new sequence, Biographies for younger Readers, from Ohio collage Press.
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Kammie on First: Baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek (Biographies for Young Readers) by Michelle Houts