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Wed, Nov 08

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Virtual Event

Smithsonian Associates Lecture

Join Lynn Ames as she unspools the hidden history of the heyday of women's softball, and the great Dot Wilkinson's place at the center of it all. This lecture will include rare film footage and interview excerpts with Dot, along with dozens of still photos.

Smithsonian Associates Lecture
Smithsonian Associates Lecture

Time & Location

Nov 08, 2023, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Virtual Event

About the event

Lynn Ames, author of Out at the Plate: The Dot Wilkinson Story,  draws on her longtime friendship with the greatest catcher ever to play the game of women’s softball to recount what that era of the sport was  really like. Dot Wilkinson was one of the most decorated female athletes of all time. She was at the heart of it all in those years: sold-out stadiums;  brawls on the field; brawls in the stands; epic rivalries; grueling  travel; clandestine relationships, and larger-than-life personalities.  Ames unfolds the story of Wilkinson’s life and career, one marked by  childhood poverty, an indomitable spirit, the determination to be the  very best at whatever sport she undertook, the independence to live her  personal life on her own terms, and her success at all of it. Register at smithsonsianassociates.org.

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