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Immigration laws may have scuppered All-American plan for a winter season

There were rumours, hints of which sometimes appeared in mid-western newspapers, that the All-American Girls Softball League would move to the west coast for the winter season and play in Los Angeles and nearby cities.   It came to nothing, … Continue reading

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Rockford Peaches top players featured

In August 1943, the Rockford Register-Republic featured photos of some of the Rockford Peaches leading players. They aren’t terribly clear, but there are close ups of their young faces that I like. And another thing I like — these were … Continue reading

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Women play the first night game at Wrigley Field

Did women play the first night game at Wrigley Field? Yes, they did, if you’re talking about the first night game under lights. It was 70 years ago today — July 1, 1943 — when two all-star teams of the … 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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