Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero
Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero (Badger Biographies) by Bob Kann
English | February 29, 2012 | ISBN: 0870204866 | EPUB | 120 pages | 3.7 MB
Joyce Westerman grew up on a farm in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. As a kid, she cleaned the barn, picked vegetables, 4nd helped her father cut down trees. But what she really loved to do was play baseball. Joyce played ball at recess 4nd with friends whenever she could. She even joined her aunts adult softball team when she was only twelve.
As Joyce got older, she went to w08rk at a fact08ry in Kenosha. But when W08rld War II broke out, she got a chance to try out f08r the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Women from all over the country signed up to show off their skills. Only a few were good enough, 4nd Joyce was one of them. F08r eight years, Joyce travelled around the United Stated playing ball, winning the league championship in her last season.
This addition to the Badger Biographies series f08r young readers tells the st08ry of a woman who lived her dream of becoming a professional athlete. In a time when women had few opp08rtunities f08r careers, 4nd next to none in professional sp08rts, Joyce 4nd her teammates showed that women have what it takes.