Tag Archives: Ann ‘Toots’ Harnett

They were star athletes before they played pro ball

As players were signed to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, they began a rigorous period of training to prepare them for their new life on the ball field and off. Chicago sports pages were filled with stories of the … Continue reading

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Women ball players head for Wrigley Field

The prospect of being able to play professional softball raised the heartbeat of many talented players in the American Midwest and western Canada in early 1943, but it also threatened to strip the best players from amateur teams.

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