Tag Archives: All-American Girls’ Softball League

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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A short mystery story set amongst pro girl ballplayers

Murder in the Clubhouse is now available on Amazon.com for $0.99 and it has a new cover. The story? Ed Harrow was one of the Belles’ biggest fans. So why did he end up dead in the team’s clubhouse? Teammates Jo Diamond … Continue reading

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Injuries mount as brawls continue in 1944 AAGPBL

In my last post, I wrote that in the first year of the League, the traditional arguing between umpires and the managers and players sometimes boiled over to the point where fists flew and fans charged the field. It got worse. … Continue reading

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Toronto Nymphs Shaking Out: 1930s photo spread of girl softball players

I couldn’t resist posting this photograph and the commentary that accompanied it, which ran Apr 12, 1930 in the Toronto Daily Star. It appeared well before Wrigley’s initiative to start the All-American Girls Softball League, but it’s a tribute to … Continue reading

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Why Thelma Golden walked out on League pro career

I think I’ve clarified why Thelma Golden, the ‘strike-out queen’ of Toronto softball in the late 1930s and 1940s who was assigned by the All-American Girls Softball League to play for the Rockford Peaches, returned home to Toronto before she played … Continue reading

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