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Murder in the Clubhouse – a free short story

I’ve focused most of my writing lately on mystery fiction and I decided to try writing a short story featuring young ball players of the 1940s. Click on the cover to read Murder in the Clubhouse: A Diamond Girls Mystery. … 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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Was it softball or baseball?

When Philip Wrigley proposed creating a league of women’s teams to play professional softball, the first games a year later were played as softball under the name of the All-American Girls Softball League.  That didn’t last more than one season, … Continue reading

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How badly did the WWII manpower drain threaten major league baseball?

Fans of the women who played professional baseball during the 1940s and 50s know that P. K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, developed women’s pro ball in 1943 because he feared the manpower demands of the war in Europe … Continue reading

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