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Exciting team play brought fans into the stands, and the young women baseball players' enthusiam filled the air - Women's Baseball History - This entire page is dedicated to the charitable endeaver of the Wintersweet Foundation to help young orphaned girls and boys around the world - please go to

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It was a blissful setting for a baseball team on the diamond in Racine Wisconsin and nothing that happened off the field could prevent the Belles players from feeling ecstatic as they helped start womens professional baseball league during the onset of World War II Racine Belles 1943 Manager: Johnny Gottselig, Chaperone: Marie Anderson. 

Players: Joanne Winter, Dorothy Hunter, Mary Nesbit, Charlotte Smith, Eleanor Dapkus, Sophie Kurys, Dorothy Wind, Margaret Danhauser, Dorothy Maguire, Gloria Marks, Irene Hickson, Madeline English, Edythe Perlick, Clara Schillace, Annabelle Thompson

Cover Photo of 1945 Racine Belles Year Book


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