First game of All-American Girls Softball League

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First game of All-American Girls Softball League - Females Open Diamond Play South Bend. Ind., May...
Females Open Diamond Play South Bend. Ind., May 31 (U.R) Clad in something akin to ballet ballet skirts, a group of girls invaded invaded the male stronghold of professional baseball last night and proved that there's more to the "powderpuff" brand of the game than meets the eye but what meets the eye is nice, too. Fresh from the beauty parlor, South Bend took a doubleheadcr from Rockford, 111., 4 to 3 and 12 to 9, lo open the all-American all-American all-American Girls Softball league the nation's nation's first league of feminine ball players. But it was more than ordinary ordinary baseball. It was a new career career for career girls and another milestone for the national pas-lime. pas-lime. pas-lime. It proved that figures arc not always accompanied by decimal decimal points, and that baseball has an answer to the manpower problem. Three time-honored time-honored time-honored opening day ceremonies attended the event. The stars and stripes were raised, the national anthem anthem was played and Mayor Jesse I. Pavey let go .with a traditional first wild pitch. , The girls (not a shiny nose on cither team) lined up in a "V" for victory during the pie-game pie-game pie-game ceremonies. The first game went 13 innings. 1 1 clear-' a

Clipped from Daily Capital Journal31 May 1943, MonPage 5

Daily Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon)31 May 1943, MonPage 5
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