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Baseball and Bloomers

CountryUnited States
Distributed byMotion Picture Distributors and Sales Company
LanguageSilent English intertitles
Release dateJanuary 6, 1911
Running time1 reel
StarringWilliam Garwood Marguerite Snow

Mamie O Rourke, was, of course, real person, married to Diamond Dan ORourke, owner of one of Manhattans most lively pre-prohibition taverns, located just off the Bowery. He was also the father of one Florence Florrie ORourke, who Play for Margaret Nabels ' original New York Bloomer Girls Baseball Team, and later formed her own team under the alias of Peggy ONeil and Her Eight Men. Florrie ORourkes History is part of the Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, thanks to a donation from her grandson, Victor Rugg. The collection includes several beautiful photographs as well as a 1922 flyer for New York Bloomer Girls, which includes their full schedules for 1920 and 1921. Also include Is small notebook within which she Record her baseball earnings-usually between 5 and 20 dollars per game-for seasons of 1926-29. Since those earnings are listed by the City, there is a real treasure trove for researchers who would like to go back to original local press accounts and reconstruct those seasons. Born in 1901, by age 12, Florrie was drawing notice on Baseball Diamond-she was captain of the neighborhood team called Mulberry Bend, which won over every other playground in New York City. As winners, they were invited to be guests of Giants at Polo Grounds, whose Hall of Fame manager John McGraw was a familiar face at Her fathers establishment. When the ticket taker refused to accept that girl could be a member of the prizewinning youth baseball team, she protested so loudly that McGraw himself came to get her through the turnstile. Later that same day, he had a young gal pitch to him, with Christy Mathewson behind plate. The following year, Washington Post noted that she was captaining another team, ORourkers, for whom she played first base. In the 1920s, she was regular first baseman for the New York Bloomer Girls, who travelled up and down the east coast playing men's teams, Negro League teams and other women's teams. Against the latter, Nabels Bloomer Girls were reportedly undefeated, and therefore bill themselves as female champions of the world. Like most Bloomer Girls teams, team trade upon showmanship and novelty to draw fans, but often surprise those fans by beating their opponents or at least turning in closely-fought games. A 1922 article describes girls in their natty maroon uniforms of Bloomers, middy blouses, with New York across their breasts, and maroon caps with white peaks. The description also notes that they wear regulation spikes instead of petite shoes worn by members of their sex. The same article then got down to business: that team was no joke. Was proven shortly after the start of the game by girls ability to get on bases, fleet-footedness in stealing bases, and most important, their ability to swing baseball club.

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