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Players in Pigtails KidLit that celebrate Women.Players in Pigtails

March celebrates Women’s History Month and we kick off this month with an inspirational story about Women in professional baseball, titled Players in Pigtails, written by Shana Corey illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon.

The Story

Players in Pigtails KidLit that celebrates Women.Players in Pigtails, opens up with the lyrics to the full song of Take Me Out to the Ball Game. ( You can check out the lyrics at the end of this post). This story took the character from the original lyrics Katie Casey and created a story inspired by “A League of Their Own”, to create this inspiring story about a young girl who wanted to play baseball. Everyone at the time told young Katie Casey that baseball was not for her, there was no use for baseball to girls. She found out there was, after World War II took most of the men to war. She along with other fierce girls showed the world that women did have a place in baseball.

The Review

This book was delightful! The colorful illustrations draw in young audiences and the reader is hooked by the rhythmic story. Boys and girls will enjoy this story while learning about history and how to never underestimate a woman and her abilities.

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Take me out to the Ball Game (original lyrics)

 

Author: Jack Norworth
Composer: Albert Von Tilzer
Published on: 1908, 1927
Published by: York Music Company

Katie Casey was base ball mad.
Had the fever and had it bad;
Just to root for the home town crew,
Ev’ry sou Katie blew.
On a Saturday, her young beau
Called to see if she’d like to go,
To see a show but Miss Kate said,
“No, I’ll tell you what you can do.”

“Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don’t care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.”

Katie Casey saw all the games,
Knew the players by their first names;
Told the umpire he was wrong,
All along good and strong.
When the score was just two to two,
Katie Casey knew what to do,
Just to cheer up the boys she knew,
She made the gang sing this song:

“Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don’t care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.”

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