Yankees Fan Gets Chance To Be Bat Girl 60 Years After Being Told Girls Don’t Belong In Dugout

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.

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?

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