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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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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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Blackhawks star coached girls’ baseball

It was the 1943-1944 hockey season, reported the Chicago Journal-Times. Chicago Blackhawk center Johnny Gottselig “skated toward the Detroit Red Wings’ goal, and got behind the defense men and in the clear for a shot at the cage. “In Section … Continue reading

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