Gwen Goldman was 10 years old in 1961 when she wrote a letter asking to be a Yankees bat girl. She was rejected by the then-general manager who said she “would feel out of place in a dugout” as a girl. After learning her story, current Yankees GM Brian Cashman decided to right that wrong and invited Gwen to be an honorary bat girl and throw the first pitch.
Goldman said she hopes pursuing her goals will inspire young women, including her daughters, Abby and Sarah, and granddaughter, Lila, to chase their dreams, as well.
“It was worth writing that letter. It was worth having that. It was worth pursuing that and trying,” she said. “You want to do something go after it.”