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Friday, February 3, 2012

Laman Library: Women in baseball

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Helen Carson
  • Helen Carson

"Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball" opens today at the Laman Library in North Little Rock and All-American Girls Professional League player Dolly Brumfield White will be on hand for the after-hours reception, which begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

"Linedrives and Lipstick" features picture postcards, game programs, photographs, posters and magazine articles from such publications as Colliers, Liberty and the Saturday Evening Post to tell the stories of such players as Jackie Mitchell, who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in 1931, and Sophie Kurys of the South Bend Blue Sox, who still holds the record for the most stolen bases in one season in any league (201 steals in 203 attempts in 1946).

White played for the South Bend Blue Sox, Kenosha Comets and Fort Wayne Daisies.

The show comes from the ExhibitsUSA touring program.

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