Some things are worth the wait.
This is the case for 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 become a 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.
In 1961, 10-year-old Gwen Goldman wrote a letter to the Yankees expressing her dream of becoming a Batgirl. The answer she got from the general manager at the time was still hanging on the wall in her living room.
In this week of hope, the Yankees will make 70-year-old Gwen’s dream come true. pic.twitter.com/9sMosEcPOz
-New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 25, 2021
Hamy’s response in 1961 to deny that Goldman Sachs had this opportunity is very regrettable:
Thank you very much for the good letter you received this morning.
Although we agree with you, girls are definitely as capable as boys and will undoubtedly be an attractive supplement in the game, but I believe you can understand that in male-dominated games, young people like you The lady will feel it is placed in the air-raid shelter.
Once again, thank you very much for your writing and your interest in the Yankees.
Roy Hami / General Manager
The letter was kept by Goldman Sachs in her home, and Goldman’s daughter reached out to inform the Yankees of the situation earlier this year. Soon after, the Yankees decided to correct the situation.
The Yankees’ annual Hope Week (to help others persist and surpass) begins on Monday and gives Goldman Sachs all the responsibilities of Batman, including a position in the air-raid shelter and all the responsibilities and responsibilities that come with it.
It’s better to be late than never, that’s for sure.