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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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League players in pictures

Photographers of the time did their best to get good shots of the All-American players in action but given that the majority of games were played at night, under lights, it’s not surprising that some of the best shots were … Continue reading

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Kenosha fan gooses attendance with angry rant

An angry anonymous fan of the Kenosha Comets, the Kenosha, Wisconsin team of the All-American Girls Softball League, wrote a letter to the local newspaper in July 1943, after the mid-season title series, strongly criticizing the locals for not showing … Continue reading

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Girl baseball stars emerge mid-way through first season

A crowd of 2,388 baseball fans – a record for Rockford, Illinois – gathered at Beyer Stadium on the evening of July 13, 1943 for a much-anticipated double-header between the Racine Belles of Racine, Wisconsin and the home team favourite, the … Continue reading

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