Women's all American baseball

Women started taking the field in 1943

Early History

In 1943 the women's All-American baseball league started with four teams only, Racine Belles, South Bend Blue Sox, Rockford Peaches, and the Kenosha comets. During the start of WW II women players in order to maintain baseball in the public eye while the majority of able men were away.

Theme Song

VICTORY SONG
Batter up! Hear that call!
The time has come for one and all
To play ball.

We are the members of the All-American League
We come from cities near and far
We’ve got Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes,
We’re all for one, we’re one for all
We’re all Americans!!

Each girl stands, her head so proudly high,
Her motto ‘Do or Die’
She’s not the one to use or need an alibi.

Our chaperones are not too soft,
They’re not too tough,
Our managers are on the ball.
We’ve got a president who really knows his stuff,
We’re all for one, we’re one for all,
We’re All-Americans!

Salaries

The women's were paid around $45-85 dollars a week, later in your career to around $125 dollars. It also depended on how good of a player you were and how interested the league was in your performance levels

League History

Philip Wrigley started a Women's Softball league in spring of 1943. The league grew and the board changed their name to All-American Girls Baseball League (AAGBBL). at the end of the 1943 season the league then changed their name to the official League name was again changed to All-American Girls Professional Ball League (AAGPBL), but then again changed back to All-American Girls Baseball League (AAGBBL) was again adopted and retained through 1950.

The end of Womens Baseball

The Women's All-American Baseball League Ran from 1943-1954. the League was disbanded due to attendance numbers plummeting and WWII soldiers returning home. Then in 1988 the AAGBL was Recognized and placed in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Still has a running exhibit, the Exhibit holds jersey's from some of the players and anything that has to do with Women's All-American Baseball is extremely collectible to this day.