There was a women's professional baseball league between 1943-1954 called the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Click on the 'AAGPBL' link on this page to go to their website to read the history of women playing professional baseball.
At present I do not know of any professional women's leagues. There are many women's leagues around the country but they would not be considered professional. There was a professional women's league in the United States that was in existence between 1943-1954 and was called the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. If you click on the 'All-American Girls Professional Baseball League' link on this page you can read about the history of women's professional baseball.
There is a professional womens league currently playing in the US called the IWFL. Also no major professional leagues have rules against women playing, but no women have ever played for any of them.
women took over playing professional baseball at the time
In Candada there is no professional women's football or baseball.
Professional? Yes, there are women who get paid to play, but not in the Major Leagues, i.e. for the Yankees, et al. which is probably what you meant. The first woman to play professional baseball (in recent memory) was Ila Borders with the Saint Paul Saints of the 1997 Northern League. She played professionally for 4 seasons in the independent professional leagues. Here is her bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ila_Borders
No, Women never earned that right, but Women enjoy Softball leagues where Women are free to play.
Basketball has continued to benefit from increasing participation by women, spurred by the formation of professional women's leagues and the success of the women's team at the 1996 Olympics.
i think it is dumb that they do not have professional softball teams... they have professional baseball teams!!!
Baseball is open to both men and women. But it is very difficult for a woman to make it very far in baseball because of softball, though some woman have played in the Major Leagues and the Negro leagues. Little league baseball is open to both genders, and schools are required to allow women to play on a baseball team if that school does not have a softball team.