Woman Turned Down For Yankees Bat Girl Gig Decades Ago Gets Her Turn

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It took 60 years, but Gwen Goldman finally got to live her dream.

In 1961, when she was 10, Goldman wrote to the New York Yankees General Manager Roy Hamey asking to serve as a bat girl, but was told a "young lady would feel out of place in the dugout."

Recently, her daughter, Abby, forwarded the letter to current GM Brian Cashman, who took the steps to rectify the decision, as part of HOPE Week.

Goldman got her chance to take the field last night. The 71-year-old Newtown, Connecticut resident got to throw out the first pitch of the Yankees-Angels game and serve as honorary bat girl. She got to walk across the field, wave to the crowd… the works.

The giddy woman shared "It was a thrill of a lifetime -- times a million. And I actually got to be out in the dugout too. I threw out a ball. I met the players. Yeah, it goes on and on. They had set up a day for me; that is something that I never would have expected."

Source: ESPN

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