Two members of the Rockford Peaches girl's baseball team were honored at the Professional Women's monthly luncheon. It's part of Women's History Month celebrations.
Helen Waddell and Charlene O'Brien were part of the 1940s ballclub made famous by the movie, "A League of Their Own." The Peaches paved the way for women to play societal roles typically dominated by men and that was especially important during the war.
"They showed they could play every bit as well as the men did at a time when women were stepping forward to take on a lot of the roles that men would've been taking on had they had not been fighting World War II" says Laura Furman, Curator at the Midway Village Museum.
The luncheon took place at the Forest Hills Country Club.