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  • Karen M

    While the men fought in WWII, the women went to work in the factories. They also went to work on the baseball field. Thus, the Professional Women's League of Baseball was formed. Mr. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs & a chewing gum factory, was worried that due to the war, interest in baseball was gone and the league would lose money. Again, WOMEN, came to the rescue, as they do in many facets of life :)

  • Christine Corkran

    Springfield Sallies, one of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League teams.

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