RIPR News
4:13 pm
Mon June 20, 2005

Women's Baseball in Pawtucket

WRNI – Fifty years after the only women's professional baseball league folded, there is only one league in the country where girls can play baseball, not soft-ball. The Slaterettes in Pawtucket have been fielding teams for girls between the ages of 6 and 14 since 1973. Two years ago, they added women of all ages. Advocates of women's baseball in the Olympics are hoping the Slaterettes can become a national model. But as wrni's Martha Bebinger reports, progress is slow.