It only took six decades, but Gwen Goldman’s wish to be a bat girl for the New York Yankees has finally happened! Gwen was 10 years old in 1961 when she wrote a letter asking to be a Yankees bat girl. She was rejected by the then-general manager who said she “would feel out of place in a dugout” as a girl. Current Yankees GM Brian Cashman invited Gwen to be an honorary bat girl and throw the first pitch. 60 years later, Gwen looks right at home in the Yankees dugout.