The best part about working in media production is getting to meet incredible people with unbelievable stories. This summer, I was fortunate to meet Mary Pratt, a former member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League — the same league that was the basis for the film A League of Their Own. In fact, Mary was a pitcher for the Rockford Peaches, the team made famous by the movie.
I assisted in field producing a video about Mary and the AAGPBL for the BBC program Witness. I asked Mary questions on behalf of the UK producers, since she has a little trouble hearing on the phone these days. I also found artifacts and photos from Mary’s baseball career for our videographer to film.
Though it’s been a while since Mary threw a pitch herself, she still advocates for women in sports. I feel fortunate to have helped to bring more attention to her story.