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Baysox to honor 'Girls of Summer'
05/14/2009 6:44 PM ET
BOWIE, Md. -- The Bowie Baysox will honor members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League with AAGPBL Tribute Night on Saturday, May 30, as the Baysox take on the Harrisburg Senators at 7:05 p.m.

The Baysox will welcome and honor six former AAGPBL players to Prince George's Stadium. The following players are scheduled to appear:

* Sarah Jane "Salty" (Sands) Ferguson
* Ruth "Rocky" (Kramer) Hartman
* Gloria (Cordes) Elliott
* Joanne McComb
* Gertrude (Alderfer) Benner
* Joyce Steele
* Ruth "Richy" Richard

The players will be honored during on-field ceremonies prior to the game. The ladies will toss out ceremonial first pitches and will meet and greet fans after the national anthem. They will be available for autographs and photos with fans throughout the game.

The AAGPBL was founded in 1943 by Phillip Wrigley and consisted of 11 teams from around the country. The league lasted until 1954 and was the world's first recorded professional women's baseball league. The AAGPBL was immortalized in the hit 1992 movie "A League of Their Own" starring Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell, Geena Davis and Madonna, and directed by Penny Marshall.

The Baysox 17th season as the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles is underway. Check out to see all that's going on at the stadium this year, and don't miss a moment of the action as the Baysox attempt to bring home their first Eastern League championship. Individual game tickets and ticket packages are available now at or by calling the Baysox box office at (301) 464-4865.