The South Bend Blue Sox : a history of the all-American girls professional baseball league team and its players, 1943-1954 (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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The South Bend Blue Sox : a history of the all-American girls professional baseball league team and its players, 1943-1954

Author: Jim Sargent; Robert M Gorman
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work chronicles the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League as seen through the eyes of the players and management and the experiences of the South Bend Blue Sox. These daring heroines helped pave the way toward greater freedom of choice for the generations of women who followed"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Sargent; Robert M Gorman
ISBN: 9780786446476 0786446471
OCLC Number: 761334695
Description: vii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.The Blue Sox and the All-American League: 1943 --
2.South Bend's Second Winning Season: 1944 --
3.The Last Wartime Season: 1945 --
4.Making the Playoffs in the First Postwar Season: 1946 --
5.Havana Adventure, Sidearm Pitching, and the Playoffs Again: 1947 --
6.Overhand Pitching and the Ten-Team League: 1948 --
7.The Blue Sox and the Peaches Win the Pennant: 1949 --
8.The League Crisis and Fifth Place: 1950 --
9.South Bend Wins the Shaughnessy Championship: 1951 --
10.Champions Again --
The Beautiful Dozen: 1952 --
11.The Blue Sox and the League Struggle: 1953 --
12.The Final Innings: 1954.
Responsibility: Jim Sargent and Robert M. Gorman ; forewords by Betsy Jochum, Sue Kidd, and Jean Faut.

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The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League debuted in 1943 as a way to fill ballpark seats while Major League Baseball suspended operations during World War II. This chronicles the history  Read more...

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"Based on extensive primary-source research, this book is the most comprehensive examination of a single team from the AAGPBL."-Leslie Heaphy, Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball

 
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