A Baseball Player Who Helped Inspire ‘A League of Their Own’ Just Came Out At 95 Years Old
An original player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), the inspiration for the film “A League of Their Own,” provided a truly heartwarming moment at the 2022 Tribeca Festival.
Maybelle Blair, a pitcher for the AAGPBL’s Peoria Redwings, came out as a lesbian for “basically the first time” during a panel discussion at the film festival.
For the majority of her life, sports legend 95-year old @AAGPBL player, Maybelle Blair felt like she had to hide her authentic self. Today she came out publicly for the first time. We couldn't be happier for her, and continue to push for love and acceptance on and off the field. pic.twitter.com/BEaCisO2RH
— A League of Their Own (@LeagueOnPrime) June 14, 2022
Blair, who is 95 years old,