They got to talking, and she signed a baseball card for him, which he gave to me.
The AAGPBL started in 1943 in Chicago to keep ballparks in business, as young men (and potential fan favorites) were being drafted into the military. Cities in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin had teams. Players wore skirted uniforms and, in the first few years, attended charm school at night.
Before I show you this players card, can you guess who she is?
She signed in 1948 with the Springfield Sallies, left briefly, then returned in 1951 to the Fort Wayne Daisies. She was the winning pitcher against the Rockford Peaches to give the Daisies their first pennant in 1952. Bonus hint: Shes in this Sallies team photo and this Daisies photo.
Click Comments to make a guess. I’ll post the card on Monday.