Take me out to the ball game

The late Margaret Gisolo was way ahead of her time. As a child growing up in Blanford, Ind., in the 1920s and 1930s, all she wanted to do was play baseball. And if that meant playing on a boys’ team, so be it.

She earned a spot on the Blanford Cubs American Legion team. In 1928, the Cubs won the Indiana American Legion championship. In the 1930s, Margaret played on girls’ traveling baseball teams.

In 1935, Margaret graduated from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., and became the Terre Haute Girl Scouts first full-time executive director.

Margaret’s unique life and career eventually took her to Arizona State University where she became chair of the dance department. Her dance program was one of the best in the country.

To view images from Margaret’s life, click here. To view her obituary on the Terre Haute Tribune-Star website, click here.

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