Baseball player Dorothy Kamenshek played for the Rockford Illinois Peaches between 1943 and Team name sound familiar? The adventures of Kamenshek and her teammates inspired the film A League of Their Own! (via Britannica)
'I never lost hope': Startling interview unearthed with woman behind iconic Great Depression image talking just five years before her death in FLORENCE LEONA THOMPSON Migrant Mother – A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood.
April 1939 - New York Yankees Lou Gehrig leaps over a bat held by Joe DiMaggio during spring training. Lou Gehrig played his last game on this day with the Yankees. He had previously played in consecutive games. (Sporting News Archives)