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On Course for Baseball History - the First Professional Womens Baseball League

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Started in 1943

Players Bios:

* Charlotte Armstrong, Pitcher South Bend Blue Sox, RH - Posted a sterling 21-15 WL record with a stingy 1.51 earned run average as a rookie in 1944. Followed that up by working 355 innings in '45 including pitching complete game shutout wins in extra innings totaling 32 innings - both ends of a doubleheader... finishing the season at 18-22 for the Blue Sox who disappointed its fans with a poor 49-60 record. Pitch just two seasons in the AAGPBL before joining another pro women's league. Later rejoined her original softball team and becoming a six time All-Star. Born in Phoenix Arizona on 6/17/1924.

* Theresa Kobuszewski, Pitcher Kenosha Comets, RH - a well-regarded softball player prior to debuting into the AAGBL as a 26-year-old underhand pitcher in 1946 - she finished with a 3-9 WL record, 2.71 earned run average in 123 innings, spanning 21 games... Koby rang up an 11-15 record, 2.42 ERA in '47, striking out 47 batters in 208 innings while playing with both Kenosha and Fort Wayne. Two season AAGPBL stats: 14-24 WL, 2.53 ERA, 103Ks, 108 Walks, 5 WP, 9 HB, 331 innings, 51 games... batting average .242 in 124 at-bats. Born: Wyandotte, Michigan.

* Betty Carveth, Pitcher Rockford Peaches & Fort Wayne Daises, RH although it wouldn't been surprising if she was a movie star, the facts are that the 5-ft, 4-inch, 125-pounder was a 'pretty good-looking ballplayer' in her days.' She started with Rockford in 1945 was traded to Fort Wayne in mid-season, and married the following year, And left the Girls League to raise a family... Carveth Chalked up a 4-11 WL record, in 21 games.

* Bernice Metesch, Utility Player South Bend Blue Sox & Rockford Peaches, RH - another of the good-looking female players in the AAGBL. The long curly-hared, 5-ft, 6-inch, 132-pounder played just one year in the Girls League before returning to her hometown of Joliet, Illinois, and there pitched for an all men's team and was featured in a movie short.

* Barbara Liebrich, Second Baseman Chicago Sallies, Right-handed - used primarily as a utility infielder, she batted .250 in 3 games during 1948-49... nicknamed Bobbie Liebrich... unable to make the team in '50 she became a chaperone for the Springfield and then for the Kalamazoo Lassies in '52-'54.

* Marie Kazierczak, Outfielder Milwaukee Chicks, RH - the 5-ft, 5-inch, 160-pounder played one season in the All-American Girls Professional League - 1944... a native of Milwaukee, she played for all three of the Wisconsin teams in her one year - Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine... Nicknamed Sheets...

* Eileen O'Brien, Infielder/Outfielder Muskegon Lassies, Right-handed - a native of Chicago, she played softball prior to joining the AAGBL at age 26 in 1948... and after playing just 5 games, became a traveling chaperone for the women players... later worked 43 years as a teacher and librarian in the Chicago Public Schools Systems... - All-American Girls Professional Baseball League History

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