Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend: An Oral History of Women’s Softball in America

Amy M. Doyle’s experience as a successful NCAA Division I softball player coupled with her love of history inspired her to write an oral history of women’s softball in the United States for her thesis. She interviewed 15 of the most influential women in the sport, including legendary Dorothy Harrell Doyle, who played in the All-American Girls Baseball League for the Rockford Peaches from 1944 to 1950 and again in 1952. Advisor: Richard Aquila.