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01:43 min | 3 months ago

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"All one word national girls baseball league dot com lots of great stuff some clips their various sort of updates and stuff. You can also follow adams exploits for this documentary on twitter at nbc g. l. documentary at n. b. l. documentary on twitter. And what else you can also follow us. Why not on twitter at good seats still. You can follow us on instagram. At could seats still available. You can follow us on facebook at good seats still available. You can follow us on our website as well which is called good seats. Still available dot com. See what i did there. You can send us email at hello at report. Good seats still available dot com. You can subscribe to our weekly email..

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04:37 min | 3 months ago

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"Of these players if they had that statistical history behind themselves that you know maybe that would give them even more incentive. You know to play their best because they have records that need to be broken. Professional ranks Also would love to see some some sort of organization whether it be like a women's softball. Famer women sports foundation hall of fame or something like that acknowledged a lot of these players in softball that played professionally or even some of the barnstorming women's sports teams like in basketball. Laurie nice hockey that existed before the colorado silver bullets remember them right. That's it's all part of sort of that sort of bigger all right. Let's we've kept you long enough. Let's now's your chance to promote. How do people find this film. Where can they see it. And what else are you doing in and around it and frankly they have other projects in mind to beyond this will the international women's baseball centers been huge help in Trying to promote lee. And what i'm doing so you can honestly visit their international women's baseball center web page i believe is international. Women's baseball center dot org is their address or you can visit the website for my documentary film. Which is national girls baseball league. All one word dot com in The documentary unfortunately. The documentary is unfinished. So it hasn't been put out yet. Hopefully i'm able to change that soon But once it is out there. I hope to do maybe the film festival circuit so i can you know promote the food movie and eventually get these ladies the recognition that they deserve Also i believe the international moons baseball center might be having a virtual conference. So i might be doing something for them specifically about women's baseball so i would probably do something about american girls. Baseball conference The other league. I mentioned that existed during the forties and fifties. So hopefully i can put something together for them so you guys can also hear about this other league and then a really Just just i want people to spread the word about the league in you know. Maybe i could get a few family members who then heard about my project To hear your podcast maybe they could contact me and let me know you know some of their stories about some of the players that i haven't been able to talk to so that is another way that you guys can.

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04:03 min | 3 months ago

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"Now whether or not you know. People like softball. Though in general can it can be debated. I don't think a lot of people though are seeing the sport and so because of that you know they come to thinking that it is lesser than baseball. But i feel. I heard it said to me before and i've heard it said by many people Once you see you a women's softball game you're hooked. And i've gotten a few of my friends and my family members hooked on softball any Rather remarkable spore. And i feel you know there. I called the age that the national girls baseball league existed in time before that like the golden age of women's softball and nineteen fifty six. When he started with the with the women's softball tournament the world softball tournament with you know the united states playing against other countries. I think that kind of started a silver age because there was a lot of Independent amateur softball teams around the country. That we're still playing the game at a high level that you could almost call them professional level. And that kind of fostered you know the from nineteen fifty six of the nineteen seventies when women's softball kinda started gaining momentum Aa i think they were kinda the ones that kept it going and then finally you know when ncwa adopted softball to today. That was really a huge thing. Because i'm hearing now that Ncw women's softball is a revenue sport. And it's a ton president that connection between baseball and softball now women's basketball revenue sport. But they have the connection to the men but women's softball was sort of independent of baseball. So the fact that they were able to accomplish being a revenue sport without baseball's held is rather remarkable. I think the fact that national pro fastpitch has still hung on As long as it has even though it's only five six teams and now has another professional. I wouldn't call a competitor but it's a different model with athletes unlimited more sort of Tournament and or even touring kind of Based i think that gives hope the fact that that the that the this can be a professional path for some of the better. Ncwa players should they choose to to want to go into that direction. And lord knows there's all kinds of video now opportunities cable and and streaming and stuff to kind of maybe even bring some other additional revenue to it. So i i i. I'm a little bit more. I think you are too. I'm enthusiastic about The potential for it to shall we say rise again professionally i. I just wondered though as that happens. Assuming that happens. And even even the collegiate level right the explosion of popularity people starting to want to look back right. And i think that's an opportunity for you know. Look at to to understand this histories plural behind. You know what you know on the backs of pioneers come today's Today's Successes right we see this story over and over again. I gotta think that history will come back in some way shape or form in vogue right. I think they'll be especially in chicago right. We're we're this. History is so rich and the mid west where the all american league was sort of these. Are you know these are amazing stories. And it's i. I wanna say everything old is new again but you know these were these. Were pioneers these players and in many respects they could be celebrated once again as they Pioneer once again in the modern modern sensibility of the game today. Yes and i also believe to statistically i would love to see some of the women of today tried to beat the records of some of these women that played in the past um freda savona really set the bar high when she played. But i believe you.

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03:38 min | 3 months ago

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"I wonder where that connection is because it seems like it's maybe needs to be made more that not only the nationally but the all american league has a relationship with both the npf and this an athlete. United which is you know. Excuse me athletes unlimited sort of a new effort to professionalize women's sports on a bunch of different levels including quote unquote softball. As we know it today. Is there a direct connection. Could there be more connections made into our history Brought back if you will to kind of connect the past with the fledgling stillness of professional softball for women. Today will win. The throwback game with the chicago bandits was was made I was working for the chicago bandits at the time so that was why they did that. I totally you buried the lede reason. When two thousand there was a twenty twelve twenty twelve so so yes so i. You know honestly. I seen in article where they had one of the former angie players throughout the first pitch at one of their games. So i kind of went to them really on a research level to try to get me in contact with that player and then they mentioned to me. Oh you know. We have this internship in. Could we do to turn a kind of foster this connection you know between these players from the past and you know your ban is organization and so the idea came up of heaven turn back. The clock game similar. What baseball does so really I i kind of took the internship. I worked on that game trying to get former players from energy bill together The bands were so common. Dating you know trying to get uniforms created and just trying to help me with whatever research they could. Give me your getting in contact with people that i wouldn't normally have the means again contact with so that was kind of a perfect storm of to people in need kinda getting together to try to you know. Create something for these modern fans to kind of be like. Oh you know what that's cool. You know we have this connection with the past now and maybe we can make this an annual thing. Well there's also the collegiate game. I was watching some Some of the regional action last couple of days the softball tournament for the nc double a. And i it's just it's an amazing array of talent. I mean there's there have to be dozens of schools that are playing division. One all right. So i just the whole idea of the quote unquote modern game whether it be at the collegiate level or at the still fledgling professional level and even olympics right When it when it shows up in the olympics. I think it's gonna stick around now again. It's it just begs for. I think what came before. Like how did this. The level of just you know a pervasiveness. It didn't come out of nowhere right. There was there. Were people in pioneers prior. All this god forbid you can remember or know some of that in you know like i said from the beginning women were embracing this for which is why i feel. You know in some ways you can honestly say softball be a little bit superior to.

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04:28 min | 3 months ago

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"Come up with the idea of maybe they should create a winter league in forty eight. And then frank darling wanting to create a winner league in nineteen forty nine so when they got to ninety five thousand two hundred fifty three. I think the reason the international girls baseball league was created was for the simple fact that they had opened up a new market. Because i think they saw the writing was on the wall in the midwest as far as you know these two sports leagues existing as you know the mid nineteen fifties so when they had this very ambitious plan to play all these games in florida they really were free at the time and they needed something anything that they could do to try to keep this alive. But i think if i am correct i'm not too keen on the international girls Baseball league simply. Because there was so much i could not find about the league and my really my point of reference. Is that a sap article about leagues. I'm not too sure. Why the all american league eventually kinda you know moved away from. And he was simply more or less a national girls. Baseball league run winner league. But also to i don't understand how between forty nine and nineteen fifty two fifty three that there was no other greek for these ladies. Yeah that's interesting. I think we've had a couple of conversations that may be skirted on the idea of some of the ladies. Go into play in cuba even fresh right so that sounds very unofficial so to speak versus it being a approved if you will by either of these leagues. I felt that it was more or less they were. They signed the agreement not to read each other's talents in forty six. But i think they were still kinda weary of each other. You know there was still a little animosity in hurt feelings. On both sides so you know they. They really couldn't work together. I felt before that because of the rule changes and because of the animosity because of You know their fears of players playing for the other league and totally messing up the contracts.

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05:02 min | 3 months ago

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"Were on every five hundred people on The use of amateur baseball stadiums that converted to softball fields. The league was doing well. But the stadiums i mean they would get knocked down all the time so i think consistently the only stadiums that they pleaded. We're shoebridge field in pierce. She stadium in forest park on the other stadiums. They were used by sixteen inch softball clubs. They were used by amateur baseball teams. They used by I think soccer clubs as well so you know. They got a lot of use out of him. But i don't believe they got the best dates which might lead to why they were never given home. Stadiums a lotta the teams so when the league started going under in the mid nineteen fifty s. A lot of can watch like a lot of the photographs. Or the footage that i have and you can see that there's very little people in the stands which is kind of crazy because if you look at photos from forty seven to nineteen fifty to use the stands are packed. I mean the almost sellouts every night and they didn't play a very harsh schedule. I mean it was it. Was they play games every night. But i mean they because it's only seven innings. They could hold entrepot games at one ballpark and the fans would get their fill and twenty five hundred people watching a doubleheader of seven innings. Each i mean that was. That was a big drawing Big drawing sport in chicago especially considering a lot of the times that you know this was still around wartime so gasoline might have been scarce and people might not be able to travel from park to park or to travel long distances to be able to see these ladies play but the fact that they were able to draw us such great crowds. I mean testament to the quality of the spore equality of the that was in the national baseball league. Well maybe some for the players to because they were probably fresher because they didn't have to travel on buses like they did in the all american crossley. Yes yes and the funny thing about that. Is i think that was written in a lot of their contracts. Was you know they get paid higher amount. As long as they're able to find their own.

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05:50 min | 3 months ago

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"So i mean they could hired any one of those people you know and maybe giving them a little more of a of a role in the day day operations as opposed to read grains. 'cause i don't think you know a might have brought some is to the product but i really don't think it did much for the league overall. I sense that a gentleman by the name of c. C pyle was sort of part of the mixture to that was his agent for a long time. And we've even done it episode on c. Piles amazing foot races that he ran across what races and ingrained was kind of sort of part of the promotional around that too. So yeah i mean you know this is sort of a. I wouldn't call it huxterism but it's certainly a lot of promotion. Shall we say sports promotion was certainly in its infancy and Maybe not to be too surprising when you look back at it. Yeah and i think to the national girls. Baseball league began showing games on television. So nineteen forty seven. I believe that was the first year that they started showing Games on television. And i really honestly believe that. Red grange was hired for the dow. Very reason they wanted a few more eyeballs on the product. So you know. Here's red grains star as your commissioner and maybe you can get a sound bite out of him every now and again on on the tv. But really i think that's why His hiring was instrumental. Were you able to find any television footage or any film footage from broadcast or two in your no unfortunately no There was a thing called. Kenneth scoping back in the day that they used to do for television. Where you know they would place. A camera in front of a tv record was being played on camera there on anonymous. I'm sorry what was being recorded on the television. But unfortunately i don't believe anyone has saved any of those games. Simply because television studios would record over the third. The is that they had simply to save money. I have managed to find no like Footage from like family members. Who had like. Maybe a camera on hand recorded some of the games but no none of the professional quality games have ever been found which is unfortunate because i would have loved to have seen some of the broadcast because i guess instead of doing the over the shoulder centerfield camera. They used to put the camera above the field. So you would see the entire field interesting. Yeah and the kennedys go thing right. It's it's bedevil the television industry for decades even after that. Johnny carson fans will tell you that How about some of the teams in particular a little bit of the history of this this bloomer girls team because they were kind of sort of a showcase i think in some respects and and they they actually weren't even chicago team if i have that right. Yes in the history of the glue. Regrow seem was interesting because they started out in chicago. So in nineteen thirty three read there would earn nineteen twenty four. I'm sorry i totally missed that up. Let me try that again..

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03:14 min | 3 months ago

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"Of softball. I'm not it was pejorative per se. But you know. In retrospect it looks like it could be a little sexist perceive but but maybe not maybe it was just simply a way to create a relatable product. And let's be let's burn. Let's remind the audience that this was professional product. Really against leaks right. Yes and the all american girls. They were known as the all american crews baseball league through their entire existence. I think they had like maybe four or five name changes their histories. Well they started out as the all american girls softball league so you know they were also trying to bring in that baseball audience. And so you know that's when fans were able to see the hybrid version of baseball and softball. They were able to see at the all american league parks. Okay what let's get into some of these teams at a second but before we do that. Let's talk about the very famous person that was sort of corralled to be. What commissioner or ceo or something to draw attention so that was read greens and he was a commissioner in nineteen forty seven and the funny thing is the league had been following the all american girls baseball leagues hiring of max carey. Who is a former baseball star as their lead commissioner so i think they wanted to counteract that announcement with their own announcement that they had this big star big male star from another sport as their commissioner and really you know herald red green. She didn't have any power whatsoever. The league was still being run by Bidwell cold turkey and pair. She so he was just merely. There is a public face but i don't think he did anything other than show up. League meetings and shop for photo ops connection though with him was through. Charlie bidwell and i think goodwill really was the one that convinced red grange that this is something that he should have done so do. He's kind of like just a figurehead and kind of goes out and sort of cuts ribbons and shakes hands and takes pictures and stuff. Yeah pretty much he. He didn't really have any power. The suspensions were all through at edco. Ski because ed cole ski was the president at the time and so i think red aside of photo ops i mean i have no records of him being involved whatsoever with the day to day operation of the leaks. His title as commissioner was more or less the public sake. I guess well and obviously legendary certainly in the mid west illinois and chicago proper for sure right so not not a bad guy to sort of have you know right but it was sort of an odd choice though. I mean he was a football person. Although at the time he. He's been trying others things. I think i've read articles about him like trying to become like some sort of boxing. Promoter but red grange really. I mean it was an odd choice. Because they did have former major leaguers involved in the national baseball week..

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03:29 min | 3 months ago

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"Know what's really funny is that they were players that went from both leagues back and forth a lot of the players. Though that who had grown up at softball players didn't like the fact that the league's was changing the rules year in year out so a lot of them couldn't adapt to the Overhand pitch a lot of them felt that their arms. We're going to give out if they kept adding feet to the baselines and so the national Who did not change the rules at altering their time was a better option for them. That's that's interesting. So yeah so widely your. Why did the national league then still keep the name. Baseball then will the first two years that they played forty four and forty five. They were called the national girls softball league. The for reason. I think there was. This distinction at softball was being played with soft wall so they wanted to really kinda show. The public that know that they. This was sort of a variation of baseball. So they're going to call it girls version of baseball now. If if you look at basketball basketball they had variation of a basketball. That was played only by women. I think in the mid west call six on six basketball so i think this was kind of a naming it grows. Baseball was kind of a way to differentiate themselves from being played a regular baseball being played and against the name softball to kinda show the fans that this is a version of baseball being played that only played by women. Sort of like six on six basketball data. Wouldn't confuse the fans so when fans come to the ballpark. Oh you know this looks like baseball so this is the girls risen a baseball. It's really interesting. How the words softball and baseball were used interchangeably for both of these leagues. And this sort of period of time. Okay so The national girls baseball. He was actually called the national softball league. Their first two years of their existence in forty four forty five. I believe that they changed the name from softball to baseball. In forty six was based solely on the term softball being misleading. I think to the general public. I think they felt that fans juror kept away because they thought that they were going to see a game played with a much softer ball than a baseball. So the league's thought. The term baseball might've been more promoted and it was sort of to differentiate themselves from the other leagues that were in the area solely the metropolitan league in other softball leagues. That played in the west suburbs and also believe they were trying to sell the public on this term of girls baseball being a variation of the sport of baseball so the fans were able to you know come with his frame referenced that this is baseball that they're watching except it's just a much I wanna say lesser. But i think that's their mindset a much lesser version of the game of baseball so they turned it girls baseball.

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04:56 min | 3 months ago

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"A lot of the stuff that he was involved in but they would describe boom came to me like he was almost like a mafioso boss. Which is kinda leary's because if you look at the pictures of him he sort it does fit that mold and then he was very old and he was involved in softball almost early on simply because his sister was such a great talent in the game and so he kind of wanted to. I don't know if he wanted to market her. Or he saw the ability to make money with her so he would create these amateur softball teams for his sister to play on and they were some of the most successful teams in the metropolitan softball leak and jump at the chance. You know to recoup some losses that he had gotten when wrigley created his pro league and not only to promote his sister but also to promote a lot of the businesses that he would be involved in. He jumped at the chance to join the national girls. Baseball league and his team was probably the best team in the league. Derides entire existence and really. He wasn't a politician until after his days. playing softball. But the like. I said before he was able to bring people to the table wouldn't have normally gotten into softball a. Lot of the sponsors day he Got to be the sponsors of his team they were eventually big contributors to his political aspirations. And so i think at cole ski was very smooth operator and very clever person. And he like. I said he didn't have the resources of the other owners. But he was an amazing talker. He was very very charismatic for the longest time. He was the one that they would send to deal with the public. If there was anything that needed to be said about the league in general interesting very interesting and and this the just i've just fascinated by the fact that these sort of two leagues were going on simultaneously and how chicago was. You know sort of unique in inured to the all american thing and as you can you can hear why right i mean. These are three local guys right who are involved in the sport prior to the professionals and thing limit. Let's ask you the question now. Baseball versus softball like the differences between the two leagues. What about that. And what about these two descriptors. Because was it baseball. I think the all american league had a bit more quote unquote baseball deference to it than say the national league did yes and all american league was really the one that made the sport look a lot similar to baseball because when they came in softball was still played. Ten people aside on the field so that meant. There was your entire infield the shortstop but they also had a what they call the short infielder. Who played between the first baseman in the second baseman so when the all american league came in they made it nine and that's where the sport focused after that it suddenly became nine to aside as opposed to the ten had previously been around and then the american league the first year they played softball but then throughout history. You see every year. They change the rules and it started resembling more baseball towards the end on the national girls baseball league they were softball from the beginning to the end. So that man you know. The twelve inch underhand. As opposed to the american league we started with the twelve inch softball and then eventually got to the nine.

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02:56 min | 3 months ago

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"He was so accommodating to the women he was always giving them bonuses. I believe he was one of the major promoters behind the national girls. Baseball league so really. He was the one putting out publications about league. He was the one who was paying. The players sometimes the highest salaries. One of the players that he had on the team was her name was wilda main turner. He signed her in nineteen forty six to contract of five thousand five hundred dollars for fourteen weeks that the league played during the summer months and at the time that was the highest paid female athlete in the united states and so He was really the the probably the one that a lotta women will remember because when the league ended he also was the one that tried to keep going for a few more years he purchased all the teams in one thousand nine hundred fifty three even after they had shut down officially in nineteen fifty four he only had two teams left by nineteen fifty five but he wanted to keep playing and he was willing to fund that out of his own pocket just to keep them playing. And then you go to. Charlie bidwill bidwill. He was a huge softball. Booster in the nineteen thirties. So he's sponsored teams on the west suburbs and he wanted to expand his sporting empire. In like you said he was the owner of the cardinals and he also warned owned a few racetrax unit chicagoland area. So he got his. Brian man arch wolf involved in. They were able to Get the ball rolling. When the national girls baseball league was brought up about you know turn professionally being created and he was one of the major financiers in the league so a lot of the other teams needed sponsors in order to survive but because his resources he didn't need a sponsor so the team that he owned the chicago bluebirds never had a sponsor attached to their name. But i think the part where he had. I think he died in one thousand nine hundred forty. I want to forty seven or forty eight. I can't remember off the top of my head but when he died. Sort of that empire started crumbling and You could see the bluebirds were one of the top teams in the league. But they kind of regressed after that they still had a lot of the top players but they were able to continue to play at a high level simply because they were There wasn't anyone light. Charlie bidwill voted to the team and then add co ski. I've spoken with members of his family and they really are privy to.

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05:33 min | 3 months ago

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"Way. Yes yes and really if you look at the history as well of softball The first women's softball team was formed in eighteen ninety five at high school here in chicago known as west division high school and they didn't get a former league though for women until nineteen to one a Almost from the beginning the women were allowed to play this game. I'm not sure exactly about the history of women in baseball. But i've heard that a lot of people believe that the sport baseball was too rough for women. So when this came bow. I mean. Women were encouraged to play almost from the beginning. And really you know. After nine hundred ninety one there was no other League at the scholastic level women were allowed to play intramural and playground versions of the game. All the way up until the nineteen thirties and really. I mean the fact that they were included at the beginning of this for sorta tells you why it was so popular. Once you know the entire Rules set was adopted for softball in nineteen thirty. Three that kinda coated all these different versions. That had been played all across the united states. It brought together all these organizations that were playing these various versions of softball. And that's when the amateur softball association was created any kind of fostered the participation of both men and women in the sport all the way leading up to to the prison. Actually so maybe set the table now for the professionalism and women playing this game call at softball baseball. We'll talk about sort of the the the differences so to speak from from its label in a minute but maybe at the table. Obviously that the early forties was when the war was raging here in the united states. There are a lot of players in baseball being drafted or volunteering football. We know certainly some previous episodes. The nfl was not unaffected either. Entrepreneurial interestingly men with this idea of sort of keeping sports alive a bit using women to play a game somewhat familiar and a distraction from the war effort and and other stuff interesting set of circumstances. Yes and it's really starts In the early forties of late thirties why professionalism eventually became the norm a softball was really Sort of a. I wanna say not. We'll organize a lot of cities so you know the because the ladies were amateurs they weren't giving contract so there was a lot of talent reading and i think in around the early nineteen forties nineteen forty one in nineteen forty two. Some issues about getting paid started coming.

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05:44 min | 3 months ago

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"Minnesota. That was created by louis rober so they tend to claim that you know they are the center of the creation of softball's history but for all intents and purposes. I'm looking at the chicago side of things and i. I believe the sport of softball was invented in chicago. And when you look at the history they were pioneers in not only fostering softball. Which at the time was known as indoor baseball. So real quick Indoor baseball was a sport that was played usually gymnasium. Look very similar to baseball. But they played with the larger ball on sixteen inch diameter which is very similar to on sixteen in softball which is played currently in chicago at the moment in one of the few cd's where this sport is still played and quick parenthetical. I think it's important to our non chicago listeners. Maybe just a quick detour into that because that's played with no gloves and it's a different sized ball and people from outside. This area have no clue nor are they. Do they have any semblance of what this is all about. Yes so yeah so like you said. It's plead without gloves on. The ball is usually sixteen inches in diameter. Which is it's almost call. It like a cantaloupe melon ball. In really what it is. It's a sport played Usually in rec leagues or just around the playground here in the chicago land area and i think there is a national tournament that was created in the nineteen seventies. Really took the sport kind of be on the board is because now there are teams from all over the country that come in and they play in this tournament but The sport that george hancock created what's called the ball and the story goes that they were way him a few other members of this book club known as the fair big farragut boat club. we're playing or they. Were awaiting the scores of the harvard. Yale football game during thanksgiving day in eighteen ninety seven and they were just horsing around when one of the members through like a.

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02:44 min | 3 months ago

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"T shirts really kind of Featuring all kinds of teams and logos really impossible to find just about anywhere else and they are in three sports ball. Hockey and in soccer here are the sites that you got to check out. it's vintage icehockey. dot com. That's the hockey one. Rebound vintage hoops dot com. That's the basketball one and extra time. Vintage dot com. That's the soccer one. Yes the word vintage and all of those And what are you gonna get each of those sites. You're gonna find great shirts as well as other apparel featuring a ton of great logos. Most of them were unique to these sites like for example the columbus chill on vintage icehockey dot com. Those are not easy to find t shirts featuring the great columbus chill previous episode of ours by the way east coast hockey league cetera. Lots of minor league stuff We we've had a number of conversation about the old continental basketball association and its predecessor. The eastern professional basketball league if you remember basketball teams and stories from those those clubs in places like altoona pennsylvania for example rebound vintage. Hoops dot..

"adam chu" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

Good Seats Still Available

02:31 min | 3 months ago

"adam chu" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available

"Jeffrey let's begin with this question that comes to chicago. Wasn't there another women's softball league that played in chicago during the forties and fifties. Besides the all american girls baseball league now. That's assuming that people knew that there was the all american girls. Baseball league tells what the other team was well. Okay so first of all. I think many people do know about the all american grocery store because that will that was the one that was featured in the nineteen ninety two movie a league of their own. So that's some people became familiar with it but yes there was another women's baseball league in the same era that played only in the chicago area. So it's funny that it was called the national girls baseball league It formed in nineteen forty four a year after the all american girls and lasted eleven seasons. Which was well past world war two which is interesting because world war two is what gave women a chance to get into pro baseball because so many of the men were off fighting the war. We got a wonderful clip of a one thousand nine hundred forty seven newsreel featuring the national girls Playing this is from filmmaker atom shoe. Who's making a documentary about the league's so let's take a look. Here's a new career for women professional baseball. It's the blue bird and the bloomer girls. These professional women baseball not softball. Players look like secretaries or niagara offers. Are jack good-looking wholesome. Girls women's baseball is big business and getting bigger and bigger all the time. All of these girls are thoroughly salmon and they play aggressive baseball and get hurt too like bloomer girls strikeout queen wilda may turner with a twisted ankle money stark. And kay rohrer. Tonight bluebird battery one of the league's stand-out pitchers he's got a fast breaking curve and a backbreaking slow ball gay roars which dreamy gowns.

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"adam chu" Discussed on Asian Enough

Asian Enough

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"adam chu" Discussed on Asian Enough

"And if you could ever like yourself as the subject of a story it's like it almost takes a work of imagination to like you know. See that who you are can. Yes object store. I mean I basically grew up in. I think that's part of both my power and my weakness is like. I grew up in an environment in the Silicon Valley in the eighties and the nineties. And so I know that perspective because I grew up in the perspective of like Oh are Asians the other when you're surrounded by it. You are indoctrinated it and so you know what they're thinking and I grew up in a Chinese restaurant as well. So the fears of what people think of you are completely intertwined in your brain and in your heart. I think the Internet changed so much because when I watched youtube video and for instance and dance like I saw how fast the perspective of what Asians are as dancers in the dance world. When I started Asians were known as amazing hip hop dancers. But when I went to those tournaments and these these these conferences whereas they're six thousand Asia American dancers and their amazing hip hop dancers. And that's where they Kaba. Modern was job. Jabotinsky was there. Were all these amazing answers. And the world didn't know about it and in the span of like four or five years everybody knew about it and suddenly it's like. Oh Asians condense. When did you start going to these dance and I went? Let's see my cousin was going to San Diego State. And so she'd be like you have to come see this because you like dance and this is incredible and so. I want to say it was like two thousand six two thousand five. The collaboration or which dance competition was this They Will Aberration Star. Collaboration collaboration but there's also other ones but data for the first time. And that's when I did step up to I was like when I was creating sabotage like crews because I've seen these crews And Job Lock is like the. All Star like they weren't there was no ABC. At the time there was no nobody knew them they had never been filmed before so we got them very very early. But witnessing the shift of people seeing agents dancers and stink. Oh there can be the best. When you see these Korean dancers in those Uniqlo ads or in missy Elliott videos like it changed and I could see how fast that oh it just takes an example. I love that you have always seemed to love dance and music and sort of gravitated towards those areas in your work. Obviously I remember. I went to the set of your web series. You're super can't series the St shooting like a showdown seen in the town true we had. They're kicking us out in fifteen minutes so he just shoot like our whole last episode at fifteen minutes. It was insane. I was I was there. It was pretty great. And you really between that project and the step up movies and the Adam Chu dance crew. Which I'm GonNa make you explain to turn around and the Internet back then but you really seem to to be able to lean into these interests of yours but at the same time create company of talent like Harry Shum Junior. Got So many greats spotlights through your works with him and so many other dancers got on my rematch. Cast Nets smarr. All that stuff was crazy. It was crazy times. How did that like what? What kind of role did that project? First of all. How do you describe it now? Looking back I mean we were early and Youtube. There's two thousand seven two thousand eight. Maybe I don't know maybe two thousand eight nine somewhere around there and basically we had done step up to and Miley Cyrus had watched the movie and so she called our fourteen year old star of that movie atoms. Vanni who played Moose in the movie and left a message. He didn't answer he she him as I loved you in that movie congrats and didn't leave a number and so she's like fifteen or sixteen and he's fourteen. He calls me like. Oh my Gosh Miley Cyrus just called me. Can you get me her number? I'm like a I don't know how to get her now to call her age. He's like Yeah Asia. No I'm not going to do that but she was already had a youtube channel and we had already were thinking. Hey we should do some videos on youtube thing and so I was like she has her best friend. Mandy. Who's a dancer like? Let's challenge them to a dance battle and just challenger and maybe she'll answer because she knows who you are so we got our crew together and made this crazy video challenging her to a dance battle and two days later she answered and she had the biggest youtube channel at the time This is at the height of her sort of power. And when she answered us She got all her celebrity. Friends made it like music video and got included channing. Tatum and Jenna Dewan in their video. Which is kind of a slap in the face to us. We'll man dance battling real though we should. We should resolve more things. Thought those this was west side story digital like this real shit and people online like really got into it. People who hated Miley could be on our side and then people who love it could be on her side and we made another video. After and we pulled out our Rolodex we got like Sandler Lindsay Lohan. We got Chris Brown before the incidence of Diana. Ross Amanda bines before here incidents. We've got a lot of people. And then we got a huge amount of his we've got millions and millions of hits and at that time it was big and so then she answered again with like helicopters and Ryan secret and all these people about this whole thing which I remember it being just so huge but it's kind of an example of growing an Internet age community in a way very very like demonstrably has power. I mean you've also worked with Justin bieber twice and saw how how strong his phantom is. So it's kind of cool to see the Asian American community rally around Craze Rich Asians and that came out not that at all at all related to one another safe. You know all these I mean they are little bit though. That's that's what I wanted to ask about his Asian American dance crews and southern California's. Such a thing you know I went to Ucla. Watch them and it's so cool to kind of hear you talk about how. Yeah Yeah I mean I you know. And Jabber walkies like weren't they on like America's best dance crew or something like that but that was that was when like the world got to know them but before that they were in ACDC dance crew before they were actually as during while they were on there. They were in step up before they were ever On match you put you put the Jabber walkies on the map that you represented elsewhere. We film them for those for sure. I had already made my first studio movie and yet I still felt like when I would watch youtube. This is like energy and I reminded myself that. I didn't have to ask permission for anything like I could have a camera. I know how to edit and I ended all the. Are you to battle videos? I didn't have to answer to anybody. And that's an amazing confidence builder and powerful thing to know that you have at your fingertips and you can have millions of people watching it tomorrow. Not next week. When a marketing company goes not with the press release like just releasing it. There was a big lesson to me during that time knowing that I have no excuses not to make stuff at any moment that I wanna make

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Jon M. Chu - how the internet changed visibility for Asian Americans

Asian Enough

07:55 min | 1 year ago

Jon M. Chu - how the internet changed visibility for Asian Americans

"And if you could ever like yourself as the subject of a story it's like it almost takes a work of imagination to like you know. See that who you are can. Yes object store. I mean I basically grew up in. I think that's part of both my power and my weakness is like. I grew up in an environment in the Silicon Valley in the eighties and the nineties. And so I know that perspective because I grew up in the perspective of like Oh are Asians the other when you're surrounded by it. You are indoctrinated it and so you know what they're thinking and I grew up in a Chinese restaurant as well. So the fears of what people think of you are completely intertwined in your brain and in your heart. I think the Internet changed so much because when I watched youtube video and for instance and dance like I saw how fast the perspective of what Asians are as dancers in the dance world. When I started Asians were known as amazing hip hop dancers. But when I went to those tournaments and these these these conferences whereas they're six thousand Asia American dancers and their amazing hip hop dancers. And that's where they Kaba. Modern was job. Jabotinsky was there. Were all these amazing answers. And the world didn't know about it and in the span of like four or five years everybody knew about it and suddenly it's like. Oh Asians condense. When did you start going to these dance and I went? Let's see my cousin was going to San Diego State. And so she'd be like you have to come see this because you like dance and this is incredible and so. I want to say it was like two thousand six two thousand five. The collaboration or which dance competition was this They Will Aberration Star. Collaboration collaboration but there's also other ones but data for the first time. And that's when I did step up to I was like when I was creating sabotage like crews because I've seen these crews And Job Lock is like the. All Star like they weren't there was no ABC. At the time there was no nobody knew them they had never been filmed before so we got them very very early. But witnessing the shift of people seeing agents dancers and stink. Oh there can be the best. When you see these Korean dancers in those Uniqlo ads or in missy Elliott videos like it changed and I could see how fast that oh it just takes an example. I love that you have always seemed to love dance and music and sort of gravitated towards those areas in your work. Obviously I remember. I went to the set of your web series. You're super can't series the St shooting like a showdown seen in the town true we had. They're kicking us out in fifteen minutes so he just shoot like our whole last episode at fifteen minutes. It was insane. I was I was there. It was pretty great. And you really between that project and the step up movies and the Adam Chu dance crew. Which I'm GonNa make you explain to turn around and the Internet back then but you really seem to to be able to lean into these interests of yours but at the same time create company of talent like Harry Shum Junior. Got So many greats spotlights through your works with him and so many other dancers got on my rematch. Cast Nets smarr. All that stuff was crazy. It was crazy times. How did that like what? What kind of role did that project? First of all. How do you describe it now? Looking back I mean we were early and Youtube. There's two thousand seven two thousand eight. Maybe I don't know maybe two thousand eight nine somewhere around there and basically we had done step up to and Miley Cyrus had watched the movie and so she called our fourteen year old star of that movie atoms. Vanni who played Moose in the movie and left a message. He didn't answer he she him as I loved you in that movie congrats and didn't leave a number and so she's like fifteen or sixteen and he's fourteen. He calls me like. Oh my Gosh Miley Cyrus just called me. Can you get me her number? I'm like a I don't know how to get her now to call her age. He's like Yeah Asia. No I'm not going to do that but she was already had a youtube channel and we had already were thinking. Hey we should do some videos on youtube thing and so I was like she has her best friend. Mandy. Who's a dancer like? Let's challenge them to a dance battle and just challenger and maybe she'll answer because she knows who you are so we got our crew together and made this crazy video challenging her to a dance battle and two days later she answered and she had the biggest youtube channel at the time This is at the height of her sort of power. And when she answered us She got all her celebrity. Friends made it like music video and got included channing. Tatum and Jenna Dewan in their video. Which is kind of a slap in the face to us. We'll man dance battling real though we should. We should resolve more things. Thought those this was west side story digital like this real shit and people online like really got into it. People who hated Miley could be on our side and then people who love it could be on her side and we made another video. After and we pulled out our Rolodex we got like Sandler Lindsay Lohan. We got Chris Brown before the incidence of Diana. Ross Amanda bines before here incidents. We've got a lot of people. And then we got a huge amount of his we've got millions and millions of hits and at that time it was big and so then she answered again with like helicopters and Ryan secret and all these people about this whole thing which I remember it being just so huge but it's kind of an example of growing an Internet age community in a way very very like demonstrably has power. I mean you've also worked with Justin bieber twice and saw how how strong his phantom is. So it's kind of cool to see the Asian American community rally around Craze Rich Asians and that came out not that at all at all related to one another safe. You know all these I mean they are little bit though. That's that's what I wanted to ask about his Asian American dance crews and southern California's. Such a thing you know I went to Ucla. Watch them and it's so cool to kind of hear you talk about how. Yeah Yeah I mean I you know. And Jabber walkies like weren't they on like America's best dance crew or something like that but that was that was when like the world got to know them but before that they were in ACDC dance crew before they were actually as during while they were on there. They were in step up before they were ever On match you put you put the Jabber walkies on the map that you represented elsewhere. We film them for those for sure. I had already made my first studio movie and yet I still felt like when I would watch youtube. This is like energy and I reminded myself that. I didn't have to ask permission for anything like I could have a camera. I know how to edit and I ended all the. Are you to battle videos? I didn't have to answer to anybody. And that's an amazing confidence builder and powerful thing to know that you have at your fingertips and you can have millions of people watching it tomorrow. Not next week. When a marketing company goes not with the press release like just releasing it. There was a big lesson to me during that time knowing that I have no excuses not to make stuff at any moment that I wanna make

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"adam chu" Discussed on Asian Enough

Asian Enough

11:40 min | 1 year ago

"adam chu" Discussed on Asian Enough

"John M. to filmmaker behind the movie's crazy rich Asians step up to the streets and GI. Joe Retaliation among many others. He's a silicon valley native and a graduate of USC and his next film in the Heights is a big screen studio musical. Very excited about it. About characters who live in the predominantly Latin next neighborhood of Washington Heights New York City in its adapted of course from the Broadway. Play of the same name written by Lin Manuel Miranda and Kiara Allegri cuties so John. Thank you so much for joining us. I'm excited to hear your voice. I'm here with us. In Beautiful El Segundo kill foreign the little edit room Surrounded by all the stress of finishing a movie so from your actual edit room Friday night. Yeah I'm in the actual room that on the couch. The I basically sleep on in front of the big board where I could have all the scenes and reshuffle and reshuffle. Until you find the right movie I feel like home but also at probably smells here. Well we want to take you back. Just a little rewind to a little movie did called Crazy Rich Asians yes. It was a huge huge critical commercial in historic success for you and the author Kevin Quan. Who wrote the original novels that it's based on and You also brought in this great cast of Asian American and Asian British and Asian Australian Asian Diaspora like Constance Wu. Henry Golden who you discovered. Yes crazy crazy. I think. That's like a pretty solid gift to and even like icons legends like Michelle. Yahoo is fantastic. So we want to ask first of all looking back on that experience. What were the biggest ways that the whole crazy rich Asians of it all everything Affected you both personally and professionally. It is very hard to comprehend to be honest. I think it's the first time now that I've finished in the heights or almost in the heights that I could actually process when people come up to be on the streets in New York City. Not where I'm from and come up to me and talk to me about crazy rich. Asians that like still shocks me to this day. It feels like both Seoul long ago but at the same time it feels like yesterday and to see our actors who I remember being on set showing Aquafina her scenes on the rooftop of a hotel room and her being in tears because he'd never seen herself in a movie before to think that she won a Golden Globe for best actress. She's dominating the game right now Henry Golding who'd never been in a movie before consonants gem and I mean you can go on and on for everyone in our list of Catholic that to me. I'm honestly still processing it. I think about this the other day like my whole idea who who I am as a filmmaker and as an artist and what I can be has completely shifted because of that movie like in what ways know. I got into this business off a short that I did at USC so yeah. I basically won the lottery like I got in Steven Spielberg's it. I got connected to all these movies to direct. I didn't make my movie to five years later but it was studio movies. I didn't have to do music videos or commercials or do other jobs and so well. That's great I also didn't know who I was as a filmmaker and I knew the things I wanted to make and we had fun and of course things like step up and Bieber's never say never and those were all amazing experiences for me and I love making them but I also was growing up at the same time and I didn't have the sort of playgrounds place to sort of figure myself out or who. What kind of stories I wanted to tell at that level. I just had to stay swimming and I guess it wasn't until right before it sort of chose crazy rich as in the heights of the same year. Two Thousand Sixteen right after a real our JEM and the holograms and right. After now you see me to and it felt like I was growing up thirty six thirty seven years old at the time I was looking at my life and being what how contributing to this medium that I love. I need to find stuff that tells people who I am and which means I need to pick stories that are scary to me and that means something more than just a movie and so I looked at stuff and found crazy rich. Asians which is a very personal idea of American going to Asia for the first time and immigrant story of a Community of immigrants in their kids in in the heights taking that those steps and saying these two or for me and now cut to four years later looking at them and seeing the impact of one of them and hopefully the impact of the other is. It just showed me that. I have power to make things that I expect to be in the movie world. And that's a different way to approach a business that you are just trying to survive in. You did all of these other movies which I have watched. I'm a fan of u two ways in crazy rich. Asians and also watch like any single type of dance battling movie and so it's like my genre but yeah I saw step up to the streets. Step Up Three. D and so I was just wondering like was there a reason? You didn't tell Asian American stories before you know whether that be struck or personal or whatever I think back like college and high school and I told stories that were fun to me. I mean I. I fell in love with movies of the movies that I grew up with. So you only that. That's how I see a movie in. So what are some of those movies? I mean things like back to the future like airplane Batman like Indiana Jones to me. Those are the movies that I love going to and would play with my toys and create my own stories with. I took me to another place and so when you don't see Asian characters being the heroes or romantic leads or any of those things I think you don't think that's what a movie is in a weird way and so even in school. I was too scared to sort of tackle my own idea of identity because I didn't know the answers like I did one movie at school at. Usc called Gouello is a silly little musical about an Asian American kid going to high school and sort of dealing with that but I was so uncomfortable with what I was trying to say with it. I'd never showed anybody after like we did a screening and the whole school watched it. But after that I didn't submit it to festivals. I didn't do anything nobody understood. Why and looking back. I feel very embarrassed that I didn't and I think as partly because I always felt like I would be judged for that or be put in a category of. Oh he just does like Asian movies. Or He's the Asian guy of course. He doesn't Asian expectations that you're constantly afraid to step on or get trapped in and when you don't know that there are others like you out there who feel the same thing. It's very sort of stifle everything off that whole part of my brain Let's scare scary to like rip. Open your your own expose. Yeah what's inside and if you could ever like yourself as the subject of a story it's like it almost takes a work of imagination to like you know. See that who you are can. Yes object store. I mean I basically grew up in. I think that's part of both my power and my weakness is like. I grew up in an environment in the Silicon Valley in the eighties and the nineties. And so I know that perspective because I grew up in the perspective of like Oh are Asians the other when you're surrounded by it. You are indoctrinated it and so you know what they're thinking and I grew up in a Chinese restaurant as well. So the fears of what people think of you are completely intertwined in your brain and in your heart. I think the Internet changed so much because when I watched youtube video and for instance and dance like I saw how fast the perspective of what Asians are as dancers in the dance world. When I started Asians were known as amazing hip hop dancers. But when I went to those tournaments and these these these conferences whereas they're six thousand Asia American dancers and their amazing hip hop dancers. And that's where they Kaba. Modern was job. Jabotinsky was there. Were all these amazing answers. And the world didn't know about it and in the span of like four or five years everybody knew about it and suddenly it's like. Oh Asians condense. When did you start going to these dance and I went? Let's see my cousin was going to San Diego State. And so she'd be like you have to come see this because you like dance and this is incredible and so. I want to say it was like two thousand six two thousand five. The collaboration or which dance competition was this They Will Aberration Star. Collaboration collaboration but there's also other ones but data for the first time. And that's when I did step up to I was like when I was creating sabotage like crews because I've seen these crews And Job Lock is like the. All Star like they weren't there was no ABC. At the time there was no nobody knew them they had never been filmed before so we got them very very early. But witnessing the shift of people seeing agents dancers and stink. Oh there can be the best. When you see these Korean dancers in those Uniqlo ads or in missy Elliott videos like it changed and I could see how fast that oh it just takes an example. I love that you have always seemed to love dance and music and sort of gravitated towards those areas in your work. Obviously I remember. I went to the set of your web series. You're super can't series the St shooting like a showdown seen in the town true we had. They're kicking us out in fifteen minutes so he just shoot like our whole last episode at fifteen minutes. It was insane. I was I was there. It was pretty great. And you really between that project and the step up movies and the Adam Chu dance crew. Which I'm GonNa make you explain to turn around and the Internet back then but you really seem to to be able to lean into these interests of yours but at the same time create company of talent like Harry Shum Junior. Got So many greats spotlights through your works with him and so many other dancers got on my rematch. Cast Nets smarr. All that stuff was crazy. It was crazy times. How did that like what? What kind of role did that project? First of all. How do you describe it now? Looking back I mean we were early and Youtube. There's two thousand seven two thousand eight. Maybe I don't know maybe two thousand eight nine somewhere around there and basically we had done step up to and Miley Cyrus had watched the movie and so she called our fourteen year old star of that movie atoms. Vanni who played Moose in the movie and left a message. He didn't answer he she him as I loved you in that movie congrats and didn't leave a number and so she's like fifteen or sixteen and he's fourteen. He calls me like. Oh my Gosh.

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