It’s a long-overdue field of dreams.
On Monday, 70-year-old Gwen McLoughlin, served as the bat girl for the New York Yankees, 60 years after she was rejected when she wrote a letter to the team as a 10-year-old asking for that chance.
In 1961, McLoughlin received a response from then-general manager Roy Hamey: “I am sure you can understand that in a game dominated by men, a young lady such as yourself would feel out of place in a dugout.”
Fast forward six decades and McLoughlin’s daughter re-sent the letter.
“It was a thrill of a lifetime – times a million." Gwen Goldman got to be a bat girl for the New York Yankees on Monday night, 60 years after she was turned down because of her gender. https://t.co/z4XuLa1JXF
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 29, 2021
This time, current general manager Brian Cashman had a different response saying he wanted to bring her “childhood dream to life” and “prove, obviously, how times have changed.”
What’s something you dreamed of doing as a 10-year-old that you still wish could come true?
Subscribe to X96's News!
Get the latest music news, contests and flyaways, and more straight to your inbox with our weekly emails.