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No Skirts in Baseball

Baseball in the Park

A group of picnickers enjoy a game of ball in a park in Madison, New Jersey (1910), even through the pitcher, catcher and the fielders are impractically clad.

By this time, Alta Weiss, who put herself through medical school as a successful, crowd-drawing pitcher on a men's semiprofessional teams, had given up trying to play in conventional women's wear and switched to bloomers.

"I found that you can't play ball in skirts," she explained. "I tried. I wore a skirt over my bloomers and nearly broke my neck."