The Origins and History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
This is an in-depth treatment of the organization and operation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Referencing primary documents from league owner Arthur Meyerhoff and others, the book offers a unique perspective inside the AAGPBL and examines its rise and fall, with an emphasis on league and team administration.
The study begins with a brief history of women's softball, noting its importance as a precursor to, and talent pool for, women's professional baseball. Next the book investigates changing league administration and organization. Publicity and promotional philosophy and practices receive particular attention. Later chapters cover team administrative structure, team managers, and chaperones. Finally, discussion focuses on player backgrounds and league policies and regulations for the players, including salaries, trades, waivers, and allocation procedures and problems.
The book includes a foreword by AAGPBL all-star Jean Cione; four appendices with valuable information about the AAGPBL Players' Association and league highlights; numerous photographs; and an extensive bibliography.
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Foreword by Jean done
Part IHistorical Background
The Trustee Administration 19431944
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AAGBBL Board Meeting AAGBBL News Release AAGBBL players AAGBBL teams AAGPBL Newsletter AAGPBL Reunion All-American Girls Baseball All-Star Annabelle Lee attendance August Baseball Hall Belles Year Book Bend Blue Sox Betsy Jochum Betty Board Meeting Minutes California chaperone Chicago club Cooperstown courtesy Cuban Dailey Records Dorothy Kamenshek Dorothy Kammie Dottie Collins Eisen fans femininity Folder Fran Janssen Girls Baseball League Grand Rapids Chicks Hall of Fame honored Ibid Independent Team Owners inducted Janis Taylor January Jean Cione Jean Faut Jean Geissinger Harding July June Peppas Kalamazoo Kamenshek Karen Violetta Kunkel Kenosha Kenosha Comets league administrators League Board league's Major League Baseball Max Carey memorabilia Merrie Fidler Meyerhoff Files Michigan Milwaukee Muskegon Lassies National Reunion Northern Indiana Center oral history interview organized Peoria Peoria Redwings pitching play Racine Belles Rockford Peaches rookie Ruetz Ruth season September Sophie Kurys South Bend Blue spring training Terry Donahue Thelma Tiby tour Wrigley