A long way to go

Women still looking for recognition on the diamond

Originally Published: July 21, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

The biggest hand of the night was reserved for them, three women -- two in their eighties, one in a wheelchair -- who competed more than 60 years ago. As they made their way to the pitcher's mound at an obscure field on the campus of a tiny college in a faraway suburb, the crowd of 615 roared their approval while the women in the home dugout did the same.

The women in uniform could not help being impressed. And, in many ways on this overcast night in Elgin, a little envious as well.

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