Tag Archives: Ann Harnett

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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1943 Season – ‘spirited and thrilling competition’

At the end of the first season of play, 1943, a report was written that summarized the accomplishments of the players in the League’s four founding teams — South Bend Blue Sox, Kenosha Comets, Racine Belles and Rockford Peaches. There’s no … Continue reading

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Softball fans urged to think of Green Bay example

When Kenosha, Wisconsin was chosen in 1943 to host a team in Philip Wrigley’s new professional girls’ softball league, the local newspaper invoked the Green Bay Packers in urging local people to support the Kenosha Comets.  

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