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When Women Played Hardball (Seal Press, 1994)

Author Susan E. Johnson grew up in Rockford, Illinois and discovered the Rockford Peaches—a premier team in “a league of their own”--in 1950, when she was ten years old. Four decades later she interviewed her heroines and wrote When Women Played Hardball (Seal Press, 1994). Billie Jean King loved the book, “The excitement I felt reading When Women Played Hardball was the excitement of discovering one’s roots, when a handful of athletic, competitive women who loved to play baseball, got to play real baseball, for money! I recognize the struggle, the pain, and especially, the joy. Susan Johnson has created a literary grand slam!”