The All-American Girl’s Professional Baseball League: Part 1

The All-American Girl’s Professional Baseball League: Part 1

In 1942 the world was at war, and in the young men of the US starting from 18 years of age were taken into the army. Because of this, the sports leagues, specifically the Major League Baseball Parks across the country were on the brink of collapse. They were trying to find a way to keep baseball leagues up and running. During that time Philip Wrigley, a chewing-gum businessman, whose father passed on the Chicago Cubs to his son, tried to come up with a solution to solve this dilemma. After long conversations with the baseball committee, it has been decided that the girls’ softball league is to be established to keep the fans coming to the games. 

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History and Origins of Women’s Baseball: Part 2

History and Origins of Women’s Baseball: Part 2

While the 1920s marked the time when women had to play baseball indoors, one of the most prominent institutions has played a major role in baseball’s female uniforms. Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, introduced baseball to its campus around 1915. The year after baseball started in Carleton, there were already four baseball teams. Each of the teams was representing a class from freshmen to senior. In 1922, the women’s baseball program was established at Carleton College. However, this was not the only thing the college was famous for.

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History and Origins of Women’s Baseball: Part 1

History and Origins of Women’s Baseball: Part 1

The idea of playing any kind of sports immediately brings up images of men running on the field and yelling at each other if they did not score. However, when we think about women in sports, we might think of something more feminine like dancing or synchronized swimming. In the US the perspective about women in sports changed with the beginning of baseball. While many of today’s teams feature both female and male players, this hasn’t always been the case.

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