Women began playing baseball in Vassar College in 1886. Since
that time, women have played many different levels of professional
softball including the famous Bloomer Girls.
Professional softball leagues existed during the 1940's and 50's.
Women's baseball evolved from softball in the All-American Girls
Professional Baseball League, as did men's professional baseball.
The growth in interest in women playing "hardball" has
steadily increased since the popular movie "A League Of Their
Own". There are now over 22 womens baseball teams across the
country. Baseball is now a choice for girls in Little Leagues in
every state. Opportunities for women to make great strides in providing
baseball at all ages is at hand.