In Essex, September 12 marked the dedication of the Annie Gosbee field, the newly renovated baseball field and dug outs behind Town Hall. It's a spectacular field, with a spectacular woman that it will now be named for. In the 1950s, Annie Gosbee of Essex was one of only two women (the other Avis Murray, of Gloucester) for the boys junior baseball league. Both were recognized talents, and they were soon invited to try out for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) team that stepped in nationally for America's Pastime while men were off fighting in WWII. Annie, after two attempts, made the roster and went onto have a wonderful career as an infielder. She played the last two seasons of the All American League with two different clubs and was a member of the 1953 AAGPBL championship team. An amazing story.
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