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Penny Marshall

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Discusses Penny Marshall In Cooperstown

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Discusses Penny Marshall In Cooperstown

Former AAGPBL players Betty Trezza (left) and Ernestine Petras (right) with “League of Their Own” Director, Penny Marshall. BL-4767-97 (National Baseball Hall of Fame photo)

In this week’s “Morning Headlines” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports how the development of the 1988 “Women in Baseball” exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown led Penny Marshall, who died Monday, to create the hit movie, “A League of Their Own.”

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Penny Marshall, Director of ‘A League of Their Own’ Dies at 75

‘League Of Own’ Director

Penny Marshall Dies At 75

Penny Marshall last visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002, posing next to the “A League of their Own” case. (Milo Stewart Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COOPERSTOWN – Penny Marshall, who directed the baseball classic “A League of Their Own” after taking inspiration from as Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit, died Monday night in her Hollywood Hills home  due to complications from diabetes, said Michelle Bega, a spokeswoman for the family.

Laura Moellering, Cooperstown, recalled that her mother,  Rita Meyer, a former shortstop for the Peoria Redwings with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, met Marshall when, in 1988, she attended the 50th reunion and unveiling of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Women in Baseball” display.

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