Women who inspired 'A League of Their Own' movie greet fans in Kansas City

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Women who inspired 'A League of Their Own' movie greet fans in Kansas City. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News at 4 a.m. on September 10, 2018.

The women who inspired the movie "A League of Their Own" are still drawing a crowd 75 years after their first game.

Players with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League greeted fans in Kansas City, Missouri over the weekend.

More than 600 women filled in the national pastime gap, when men in the major leagues went to fight in World War II.

"We played 115 games a season, and we played every day with doubleheaders on Sundays and holidays. No days off," said Betsy Jochum.

The women's baseball league existed from 1943 to 1954.

The most successful team, the Rockford Peaches, won a league-best four championships.

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