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1953 All American Girls Baseball League 1953 All American Girls Baseball League

Attendance fell in the women's baseball league since a peak of almost 1 million in 1949

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Fans embraced the All American Girls Professional Baseball League all during the War as major league male players were called or enlisted into the military. A record of 910,000 fans watched the 10 female teams play in 1949. Then however, attendance fell after the major leagues return to normalcy after the War and besides fans had other interests, like buying and fixing up houses, going fishing, bowling, and making and raising babies.

By 1952 the AAGBL had only six teams – the Rockford Peaches, Fort Wayne Daisies, Grand Rapids Chicks, Kalamazoo Lassies, South Bend Blue Sox and Muskegon Belles, which moved from Racine Wisconsin.

A few of the AAGPBL 1950s Leading Players – Pitchers: Mary Lou Studnicka, Eleanor Moore, Gloria Cordes, Jean Cione. Catchers: Pepper Paire, Marilyn Jenkins. OF/IF: Dottie Ferguson, Jean Smith, Doris Sams. IF: Gabby Ziegler, Joan Berger, Inez Voyce, Betty McKenna. <> Womens Baseball History

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