Tag Archives: AAGPBL

Players of the AAGPBL and the National Girls Baseball League

To write Girls of Summer: In Their Own League, I visited a lot of former players in western Canada and in the mid-west, south and west of the U.S. They shared their stories and their scrapbooks with me, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Another AAGPBL photo mystery solved

I posted this photo a few days ago and even sought help on Facebook and Twitter, asking if anyone knew who the third woman was.

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Nose to nose

This is one of my favourite AAGPBL photos. I was told by a former player who was in the picture but can’t remember who named these players for me. If she was correct, then the picture had to have been … Continue reading

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AAGPBL player puts umpire out of the game

The first years of the All-American Girls Softball League included some volatile moments on the diamond when players, managers, umpires and even fans were caught up in the emotions of the moment. Being ejected from the game became commonplace for … Continue reading

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Brawls and broken bones featured in AAGPBL early years

One of the better known photos of the AAGPBL is a set up of Marie Wegman with her finger in the face of umpire Norris Ward, taken at 1948 spring training in Opa-locka, Florida when Wegman was playing for the … Continue reading

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