Tag Archives: WWII

Update on Murder in the Clubhouse – a free short story

One hundred and fifteen people have downloaded my short story Murder in the Clubhouse, the girl detective story set in the 1940s world of the All-American Girls Pro Ball League. A few people have been kind enough to leave a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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.

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