All-American Girls Professional Baseball League – Wikipedia

The AllAmerican Girls Professional Baseball League was a women’s professional baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954. Over 600 women played in the league. In 1948, league attendance peaked over 900,000 spectators in attendance. The Rockford Peaches won a leaguebest …

League History – All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Midway in the first season of play, the board of trustees changed the League’s name to AllAmerican Girls Baseball League (AAGBBL) to make it distinctive from the existing softball leagues and because the rules of play were those of Major League Baseball. However, the retention of shorter infield distances and underhand …

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

2016 Exciting New ReleaseDocumentary,Player Interviews,Biographies,and Action photos.

League of Women Ballplayers | Baseball Hall of Fame

“We would rather play ball than eat,” insisted catcher Lavonne “Pepper” Paire. “ We put our hearts and souls into the league. We thought it was our job to do our best, because we were the AllAmerican girls. We felt like we were keeping up our country’s morale.” The history of women playing the game of baseball dates back …

Dorothy Dottie Kamenshek dead; women’s professional baseball …

Ms. Kamenshek was only 17 when she joined the Rockford, Ill., team in 1943, the first year of the AllAmerican Girls Professional Baseball League. Chicago Cubs owner and chewing gum magnate Philip K. Wrigley established the league to keep baseball before the public eye when male ballplayers were …

1951 ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS’ BASEBALL – YouTube

In this story from the April 30, 1951, players from the AllAmerican Girl BaseballLeague stage …

All American Girls Professional Baseball League – YouTube

All American Girls Professional Baseball League … Being in the military thisreminds of the …

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League – History By Zim

The year was 1943. The United States was fully involved in World War II. All over the country men were taking up Uncle Sam’s call to war – leaving businesses, factories, barns and ball parks shorthanded. Soon the country looked to women to fill the vacancies. They did and in record numbers. Some of the …

Photos: All-American Professional Girls Baseball League in 1945 …

A look at the female baseball players who inspired the 1992 movie A League of Their Own.

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