© 2024 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
TECHNOTE: 90.5 FM and AM870 reception

After 60 Years, New York Yankees Fan Finaly Gets To Be A Bat Girl

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. When Gwen Goldman was 10 years old, she wrote a letter to the New York Yankees asking to be a bat girl. She was rejected and told she'd feel out of place. But on Monday night, at the age of 70, Gwen looked very much in her element. After her daughter got in touch with the Yankees, Gwen was finally invited to serve as an honorary bat girl at the game and throw out the first pitch. Gwen said she didn't hold it against the team. I love the Yankees, she said. And it's high time they loved you back. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

To help strengthen our local reporting as WKAR's fiscal year ends, we need 75 new or upgraded sustainers by June 30th. Become a new monthly donor or increase your donation to support the trustworthy journalism you'll rely on before Election Day. Donate now.