When some of the baseball players found out there would be girls on the team, they refused to play. The Trojans, in turn, moved on with the girls.
“It took me a little bit to get them on the side of, ‘Hey, these girls are out here and they're working hard,'” Slaughter said. “After awhile the guys started realizing there's no reason we shouldn't have these girls on our team because they work hard.
“They realize in the end that was those guys' choices not to be on the team. They lost no respect for the girls whatsoever because there were guys that were great athletes refusing to play because they were on the team.”