A League of Their Own inspiration and baseball icon Maybelle Blair has publicly come out as gay at 95. Between 1943 and 1954, baseball fans immersed themselves in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGBL).

At the time, male players attached to Major League Baseball were away at war – which prompted the creation of the aforementioned women’s organisation.

Since its closure in 1954, the AAGBL has continued to make a massive impact within the sports and entertainment industries. The legendary sports era and its players even inspired the creation of the beloved film A League Of Their Own and the forthcoming TV series of the same name.