When she was 10-years-old in 1961, Gwen Goldman wanted to be a bat girl for the New York Yankees, and wrote to the ball club to let them know.
The Yankee general manager at the time wrote back: "While we agree with you that girls are certainly as capable as boys, and no doubt would be an attractive addition on the playing field, I am sure you can understand that it is a game dominated by men and a young lady such as yourself would feel out of place in a dugout."
Gwen’s daughter sent that rejection letter to the current Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, and he wrote back saying “ Some dreams take longer than they should to be realized, but a goal attained should not dim with the passage of time. I have a daughter myself, and it is my sincere hope that every little girl will be given the opportunity to follow her aspirations into the future."
So this past Monday night Gwen, now 70, threw out the first pitch. Later she was introduced to the crowd again, walked out of the Yankees dugout, and waved her cap to the crowd as an official bat girl.
Jack & Carolyn talked about this on the Morning Breeze. Listen here: