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A short mystery story set amongst pro girl ballplayers

Murder in the Clubhouse is now available on Amazon.com for $0.99 and it has a new cover. The story? Ed Harrow was one of the Belles’ biggest fans. So why did he end up dead in the team’s clubhouse? Teammates Jo Diamond … Continue reading

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Why Thelma Golden walked out on League pro career

I think I’ve clarified why Thelma Golden, the ‘strike-out queen’ of Toronto softball in the late 1930s and 1940s who was assigned by the All-American Girls Softball League to play for the Rockford Peaches, returned home to Toronto before she played … Continue reading

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Researching Toronto softball stars

If anyone is wondering why I haven’t posted recently except about my Diamond Girls short story, it’s because I have been researching a couple of lost All-American players.

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They were star athletes before they played pro ball

As players were signed to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, they began a rigorous period of training to prepare them for their new life on the ball field and off. Chicago sports pages were filled with stories of the … Continue reading

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Never fear — softball players will be feminine, and here’s proof

The All-American Girls’ Softball League wanted to underscore, in their advance publicity, that the players of the new softball league would be — above-all — feminine. The Chicago Daily News on May 25, 1943 featured a one-page spread of the … Continue reading

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