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The All American Red Heads women's basketball team barnstormed America for 50 years, from 1936 to 1986. They were the female version of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Those women played men's teams and nearly always defeated them and were responsible for making women's basketball what it is today.

When I was teaching in my hometown of Punxsutawney, PA, in 1954 I was also a basketball referee. When the All American Red Heads came to town to play a men's all-star team from the local YMCA, I was selected to referee the game. The men's team had a distinct height advantage (the center was 6' 6" and the tallest woman was no more than 5' 10"), but the women still won in a close game because they were much better.

They fooled around much like the Globetrotters did with trick shots and and fancy dribbling. One of the women actually fouled me and had me shoot a foul shot (I don't remember whether I made it or not).

I'm planning to buy the book when it comes out in the Fall.
  

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I just received my autographed copy of the book, Barnstorming America: Stories from the Pioneers of Women’s Basketball, by John A. Molina, in the mail today. Most of the book is devoted to the All American Red Heads who barnstormed all over America for 50 years - from 1936 to 1986, but several other women's barnstorming teams are also featured.

It's what we used to call a coffee-table book with lots of photos and printed on glossy paper.
  

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