The New York Times, October 9, 1959:|
The scout who did the recruiting is Betty Cashman, a fine-looking, 25-year-old freelance model who has been a loyal Giant supporter for years. Miss Cashman, who resides in Garden City, L.I., searched far and wide for the cheerleading talent.
She recruited one girl, Lynn Hohmann, a 19-year-old sophomore at Hofstra, while she was sunbathing at an Atlantic Beach (L.I.) resort this summer. She signed Debbie Flood, 19, and her sister, Peggy, 17, at the office of her physician.
The Giants will provide expenses for the girls' transportation to and from Yankee Stadium. No one will be paid for on-the-field antics, although each has had cheerleading experience in high school.
In addition to Miss Hohmann and the Flood girls, the cheerleaders are Bev Bush (20, blond) from Garden City, L.I., Mimi Nolte (19, brunette), Garden City, and five girls who are sophomores at Marymount College--Marylynn Creegan, Mary Berner, Joan Groaik, Kay Buckley and Mary Beth Hoffman.
According to Miss Cashman, her cheerleaders will be no skirt and sweater wearers. The girls will be outfitted in royal-blue dresses of Bermuda length (Modern Juniors by Mona Roset) and blue-and-white turtleneck leotites.
"Our footwear will be distinctive too," Miss Cashman said airily. "My girls will wear blue, high-laced leather sneakers. They're by Capezio, you know."
As for the players themselves, they'll probably adore Miss Cashman and her fashionable cheerleaders. As yet, though, nobody's dared tell the players about the whole thing.
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