NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman’s dream of wearing the Yankee pinstripes was realized 60 years later.
In 1961, Gwen Goldman wrote a letter to the Yankees explaining why she should be a bat girl.READ MORE: NYPD Lieutenant Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
She was turned down because the then-Yankees general manager said she would feel uncomfortable in the male-dominated dugout.
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As part of this year’s Hope Week, Yankees GM Brian Cashman wrote another letter, inviting the now-70-year-old Goldman to be a bat girl for the day Monday. She even got to throw out the first pitch.MORE NEWS: Police: Woman, 61, Killed In West Islip House Fire
Goldman said it’s an experience she will never forget.