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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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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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Softball fans urged to think of Green Bay example

When Kenosha, Wisconsin was chosen in 1943 to host a team in Philip Wrigley’s new professional girls’ softball league, the local newspaper invoked the Green Bay Packers in urging local people to support the Kenosha Comets.  

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