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Women ball players head for Wrigley Field

The prospect of being able to play professional softball raised the heartbeat of many talented players in the American Midwest and western Canada in early 1943, but it also threatened to strip the best players from amateur teams. Advertisements

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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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