The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League


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$19.95  $18.55
Chronicle Books
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7.6 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 1.32 pounds

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About the Author

Anika Orrock is an illustrator, writer, designer, cartoonist, humorist, and baseball devotee from the Bay Area, California. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


"Orrock's stories and illustrations are funny, charming, and most importantly, visually engaging, but the best is always in the testimonies, as they go through headlines, rivalries, stats, and important moments of the league's short but memorable trajectory... It's meant to inspire and empower, and it fully delivers."

"But with all [Orrock's] talents, she figures out a way to piece together vignettes about the league with style and grace to reflect the sense of importance, excitement, competition and fun that was going on by those who were there.What makes this history come alive is Orrock's mid-century retro drawings and colors." -Farther Off the Wall
"With energy, sophistication and validation, this proves again there's crying in baseball, if just tears of joy for generations of young girls who have a new entry point to this history now that 28 years have passed since the movie 'A League of Their Own.'"

-Sports Business Daily
"Orrock's Incredible Women blends funny, charming, yet powerful vignettes told by the players themselves, with a whimsically stylized graphic design that delivers a remarkably detailed (and all-ages-accessible) oral history of the pioneering league's 12-year run - and unique place in baseball history." - Good Seats Available podcast
"Lovingly written and delightfully illustrated"

- Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle
"A most welcome addition to the genre of books about the women's pro baseball league that sprang up during World War II. Employing an energetic style...the author hypnotizes the reader into effortlessly absorbing the historical and highly anecdotal text, bolstered by player memories and quotations from period publications...This is a passionate and inspiring re-telling of the AAGPB story."

-Spitball Magazine