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‘A League of Their Own’ – Most were lesbian, former player says

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When Maybelle Blair joined the women’s baseball league that inspired the film and TV series “A League of Their Own,” she wondered if she’d be the only gay woman there.

It didn’t take long for her to learn she’d truly found a league of her own. “Out of 650, I bet you 400 was gay” in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Blair said at a recent screening of the Amazon Studios series at the Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival.

Blair, who was a pitcher for the league’s Peoria Redwings in 1948 and later played pro softball, came out publicly when the series premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival days before the Frameline screening.

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