Rosemary Stevenson, a member of a nearly extinct group, stands in the middle of the Lee High School gym speaking into a microphone to a crowd of no more then twenty. The small audience, holding pictures of Stevenson along with bats and balls signed by the seventy- five year-old baseball player, hangs on her every word. Flanking her on both sides are two women, Marilyn Jenkins and Doris Cook, adding in bits to her story and then taking their own turn to illuminate the fans.
If you were to Google these names you wouldn’t come up with a lot, which is pretty unbelievable for a select group of women who changed the game of baseball forever in the 1940s and 1950s. The basis for a successful movie with an all-star cast, these women were the real life players in “A League of Their Own.”