Women in baseball have been around for a long time but it wasn't always like that. Women were able to play for fun but never professionally. It wasn't until WWII that women were able to play professionally. After that women have been able to have more influence in baseball as whole and now women are able to actually play with men. There have been huge strides in the world of baseball. In the next pages we will go through how women were before WWII, them actually playing during WWII to how they are influence today's professional teams and lastly how the first female athlete is able to compete at the collegiate level.