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All American Girls Professional Baseball League player Youngen to give library talk

All American Girls Professional Baseball League player Youngen to give library talk

DOVER, Ohio – Lois Youngen, who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, will give a presentation about her time as a ballplayer at the Dover Public Library.

The presentation is 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 20.
Youngen, a Northeast Ohio native, played four years in the AAGPBL in the 1950s. She played outfield and caught for three teams, and was managed at one point by Jimmie Foxx, who was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1992 movie, “A League of Their Own.”

She studied at Kent State University and eventually moved to Eugene, Oregon, where she earned a doctorate and was a professor in the physical education department at the University of Oregon.

In addition to the movie, the league has been kept in the news through displays at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown as well as recent books. Anika Orrock wrote the 2020 book, “The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.”

Program registration is free. Go to doverlibrary.org/register or call 330-343-6123.
Dover Public Library is at 525 N. Walnut St., Dover, about 80 miles south of Cleveland.

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