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times have changed after 60 years

 After being told no in 1961, a 70-year-old woman realizes her dream 

After being told no in 1961, a 70-year-old woman realizes her dream of becoming a Yankee's batgirl.

70-Year-Old Woman Fulfills Dream To Be Yankees Bat Girl After Being Told No In 1961
(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Gwen Goldman made a wish when she was ten years old: she wanted to be a bat girl for the New York Yankees. So she addressed a letter to then-general manager Roy Hamey outlining her hopes. He responded, though, that Gwen would "feel out of place in a dugout," as he believed.

Times have changed, and Gwen was recently able to realize a long-held dream.

After hearing about Gwen's first letter, current Yankees general manager Brian Cashman decided to write her a new letter inviting her to the ballpark. "I feel driven to resurrect your initial request and do all I can to bring your boyhood fantasy to life," he said, "even though your long-gone correspondence took place 60 years ago (six years before I was born)."

He went on to say how important the modern Yankees have been in breaking down gender barriers:

"We have advocated for breaking down gender boundaries in our sector here at the Yankees. It's a long-term commitment based on the premise that a woman has a place in the dugout just as much as a male does."

Gwen went to the field on Monday, June 26. She raved to reporters about how much she enjoyed the trip "Amazing, a 60-year-old dream realized. Pinch me to make sure I'm not dreaming and that this is actually happening."