Mrs. America and the AAGPBL
The Brooklyn Dodgers held their Spring Training in Havana that year. African American trailblazer Jackie Robinson was at his first spring training as a Dodger. Although detailed numbers are not available, the women of the AAGPBL often outdrew their major league brethren at “The Gran.” One author claims that “50,000 wildly enthusiastic fans watched the round robin tournament.” As can be seen in the photo, Acker was the center of attention. That’s just what the AAGPBL was hoping.
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