Gwen Goldman’s belated batgirl adventure
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Gwen Goldman’s belated batgirl adventure

(Sarah Stier via Getty Images)
(Sarah Stier via Getty Images)

If Gwen Goldman had been named a batgirl for the New York Yankees and not been given the honor of throwing out the first pitch, it would have been enough.

A retired social worker from Westport, Connecticut, Goldman, 70, got to be a batgirl at a Yankees baseball game last week, 60 years after the team turned her down because she was a girl.

General Manager Brian Cashman proffered the invite after hearing that Goldman had been rejected for the position in 1961. Goldman still has the letter she received that year from then-GM Roy Hamey, who explained that “a young lady such as yourself would feel out of place in a dugout.”

Goldman not only got a turn in the dugout, but she threw out the first pitch, wore the classic Yankee pinstriped uniform, and met the players.

“It just kept coming and coming,” she said of the honors, adding “dayenu,” the Hebrew word meaning that just one of the gestures would have been sufficient.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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