'Atta Girl': Pro baseball players Kidd, Caden, Brumfield to speak at Laman | Events
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The William F. Laman Public Library System of North Little Rock, will screen A League of Their Own with panel discussion to follow. The movie will be shown at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, in the auditorium at the main library at 2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock.
This film is being show in conjunction with Laman Library’s current exhibit, Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball, on display through March 18. A League of Their Own tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).
Joining the panel is:
- Sue Kidd, who makes an appearance in the film, was a pitcher and first baseman in the AAGPBL in the late '40s and early '50s. Kidd joined the Springfield Sallies in 1949 at age 15. In 1950, she played for the Peoria Redwings and the South Bend Blue Sox, where she ended her career in 1954. Kidd is from Choctaw, AR.
- Mary Lou “Studnicka” Caden, a pitcher and second baseman from Chicago, IL, who now resides in Arkansas, played three years on the league from 1951 - 53. She was 19 years old when drafted to the Grand Rapid Chicks.
- Delores “Dolly” Brumfield White was only 14 when she reported to Havana, Cuba from Prichard, Alabama for spring training in 1947. She led the Kenosha Comets in hitting in 1951, and she had the second best batting average in the league in 1953 when she played first base for the Fort Wayne Daisies. She now resides in Arkadelphia, AR.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (501) 758-1720 or visit www.lamanlibrary.org.
The William F. Laman Public Library System, founded in 1946 and composed of a main library at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock and a branch library at 506 Main Street in Argenta, is the official library system of North Little Rock. The William F. Laman Public Library System is independent from other library systems in central Arkansas. However, any resident of Pulaski County may apply for a library card through the William F. Laman Public Library System.