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1947 Grand Rapids Chicks 1947 Grand Rapids Chicks

Women's Baseball History - Starting Salaries ranged around $40 to $85 per week for professional girls softball during the mid-1940s

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Brazen women professional baseball players were part of something very special and very often made enough money to help them through college. They loved the competition and delighted in playing before cheering fans across the midwest Grand Rapids Chicks 1947: Manager – John Rawlings… Chaperone - Dorothy Hunter Players: Ruth Lessing… Beverly Leach… Doris Tetzlaff… Jane Stoll… Charlene Barnett… Alice Haylett… Ruth Richard… Dorothy Montgomery Connie Wisniewski… Elsie Wingrove… Audrie Haine… Mildred Earp… Inez Voyce… Phil Francisco… Twila Shively… Ernestine Petras… Alma Ziegler

Ruth Lessing, catcher

Alma Ziegler Pitcher/IF Team Captain

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