As a 10-year-old girl, Gwen McLoughlin wrote a letter to the New York Yankees organization asking to be a bat girl. Here’s the response she received from the general manager of the team at the time.
"While we agree with you that girls are certainly as capable as boys, and no doubt would be an attractive addition on the playing field, I am sure you can understand that in a game dominated by men a young lady such as yourself would feel out of place in a dugout.”
The letter, dated June 23, 1961 still hangs on her living room wall. Recently, Gwen's daughter Abby sent the letter to the team, which caught the eye of current general manager Brian Cashman. He invtited Gwen to Yankee Stadium to fulfill her dream.
His response, dated June 23, 2021 reads “…despite the fact that six decades have passed since you first aspired to hold down the position as a New York Yankees Bat Girl, it is not too late to reward and recognize the ambition you showed in writing that letter to us as a 10-year-old girl."