Let’s celebrate the one hundredth edition of International Women’s Day by dipping into the National Film Board’s archives for this feature length documentary called Baseball Girls.

The NFB’s description reads as follows:

This feature documentary uses animation, archival stills and live-action footage to detail the history of women’s participation in the largely male-dominated world of baseball and softball. Zany and affectionate, it features 7-year-olds learning the rules and skills of the game and 50-year-olds hitting home runs, from the early days of the Bloomer Girls to the heyday of the Colorado Silver Bullets.

For more information on the movie, check out this feature on filmmaker Lois Siegel.

Curtsy to Chris Ricketts for the tip.