Tag Archives: Rockford Peaches

Eleanor Callow, member of 1955 Canadian championship team

My research, using primarily old newspaper reports, continues. I’m interested in  players’ careers before and after the League. Every once in awhile I come across something that I want to share now, like this photo above. Eleanor Callow was an … Continue reading

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Nose to nose

This is one of my favourite AAGPBL photos. I was told by a former player who was in the picture but can’t remember who named these players for me. If she was correct, then the picture had to have been … 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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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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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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