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Grand Rapids Chicks 1949

This must have been taken in 1949 because that’s the only year that Doris Neal played with the Grand Rapids Chicks. (L to R) Doris Neal, outfielder; Marilyn Olinger, shortstop; Alma Ziegler, pitcher/shortstop; Inez Voyce, firstbase/pitcher. Advertisements

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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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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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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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