The Yankees made a 60-year-old wish for the 70-year-old woman; served as the Batgirl of Honor

Some things are worth the wait.

This is the case with the 71-year-old Gwen Goldman. As a 10-year-old girl in 1961, she wrote a letter to the then general manager Roy Hamie, asking to be the Batgirl of the team.

On June 25, 2021, the Yankees announced that they will achieve this goal in their game against the Angels on Monday, June 28, as part of their weekly hopeful plan.

Hamy’s response in 1961 to deny Goldman Sachs this opportunity is very regrettable:

Dear Gwen,

Thank you very much for the good letter you received this morning.

Although we agree with you, girls are of course as capable as boys and will undoubtedly be an attractive supplement in the game, but I believe you can understand that in a game dominated by men, like you The young lady of Japan would feel uncomfortable in the air-raid shelter.

Once again, thank you very much for your writing and your interest in the Yankees.


Roy Hami / General Manager

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The letter was kept in her home by Goldman Sachs, and Goldman’s daughter reached out earlier this year to inform the Yankees of the situation. Soon after, the Yankees decided to correct the situation.

The Yankees’ annual Week of Hope (helping others persist and surpass) begins on Monday, giving Goldman Sachs all the responsibilities of Batman, including a position in the air-raid shelter and all the duties and responsibilities that come with it.

It’s better to be late than never, that’s for sure.

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