Professional Ball Player - WWII Women's baller comes to Branson Missouri
Don't you want to hear about my army experience said Helen "Gig" Smith of Richmond Virginia. The answer was ... yeah but I'm an hour till deadline and I'm getting not so friendly calls from the office. Smith played professional baseball for two years to pay for college. The plan to draft women into baseball came from Roosevelt to Wrigley during WWII as a way to keep the national pastime alive. According to Smith, Madonna's character in "A League of their own" was emulated after a real person - name changed to avoid having to add another line item to the expense sheet.