The Girl in Centerfield


Listen & watch some local history when AADL presents “The Girl in Centerfield” on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Downtown Library. This documentary tells the 1973 story of 12 year old Carolyn King, who just wanted to play ball on an Ypsilanti Little League team, except the National Little League organization didn't allow girls to play. Find out about the political fallout that occurred & how the Ypsilanti City Council stood up for her. Not long after, the National Little League changed their No-Girls rule. Producers Buddy Moorehouse and Brian Kruger will be on hand for a Q and A after the film.


Kudos to Carolyn King!! Because of her bravery she got the National Little League to change their
No-Girls rule. Consequently, me and my friend Lisa Dip got the chance to play Davison Little League for a few years in the early 1980s. We had so much fun, I will never forget it!

Sometimes it just takes one brave person to stand up and fight for what is right and proper. I am glad she did what she did and that rules were changed because of it. She is definitely one of America's heros that you don't hear much about.

Carolyn had no idea that her to desire to play ball would later be construed as "Brave"!