It Was Not That long A Go

1957 Reaffirming their decision to bar females from the Fenway Park’s male-only press box, Boston baseball writers deny a seat to Doris O’Donnell, a feature writer following the Indians.

1972 attending a New York Rangers game at MSG with my wife, and a friend who just landed a press job required us to pass through the press lounge and press box to get to our seats, we were stopped at the door and told we can enter but my wife could not. After a brief discussion and being told, no women are allowed to enter my wife said stay and went home, we lived in Manhattan, I also was going to leave but, my insisted I stay… Shortly after this the rules changed, but the behavior from the male press core was still rough on those early female reporters …

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