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Real-life 'A League of Their Own' players celebrate 75th anniversary

Real-life 'A League of Their Own' players celebrate 75th anniversary

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June 5 (UPI) -- It wasn't a hard decision to make at the time for 15-year-old Katie Horstman: Stay home to babysit, milk cows and feed the hogs, or become a professional baseball player? She chose the latter, of course, but the cow milking still came in handy. Horstman, 83, calls what happened next the greatest part of her life. The former Fort Wayne Daisies star played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League for the final four years of its existence. The league, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, would later serve as the inspiration for the iconic film A League of Their Own. The original players will be participating in interviews, events, appearances at the MLB All-Star FanFest, and throwing out first pitches, all leading up to a league reunion in September. Hor...