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AAGPBL player puts umpire out of the game

The first years of the All-American Girls Softball League included some volatile moments on the diamond when players, managers, umpires and even fans were caught up in the emotions of the moment. Being ejected from the game became commonplace for … Continue reading

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Blackhawks star coached girls’ baseball

It was the 1943-1944 hockey season, reported the Chicago Journal-Times. Chicago Blackhawk center Johnny Gottselig “skated toward the Detroit Red Wings’ goal, and got behind the defense men and in the clear for a shot at the cage. “In Section … Continue reading

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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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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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