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admin On July - 6 - 2009

Living in Vancouver B.C. Canada it is difficult to escape the 2010 Olympic fever that has reached epidemic proportions since the beginning of this year. Although I am not a huge sports fan there are some games that I enjoy watching, such as baseball, which is why I have tickets this season to see a Mariners game. Feeling in the full swing of the world of sports I decided to look up ticket prices for the Olympics, knowing that a lot of seats had already been sold I was not expecting much. Seemingly there are still available spots at relatively reasonable prices, $25, as long as you don’t care that you will be so far away you might need a telescope and you will be unlikely to catch a Canadian centered event. Also there is one other catch you might have to watch a women’s sporting event. Yes this did catch me of guard, as I already attested to I am not much for sports knowledge but I am aware of the massive discrepancies between the support that is given for teams of the opposite sex. Franchises and ballooning salaries fester in the one while the other seems to struggle for support. At least I thought that was how it used to be, perhaps it is from a lack of up to date knowledge in the realm of sports but I was surprised that this late in the ticket buying game I would be hard pressed to find a men’s hockey event but able to watch women’s teams so easily. So, for all of the woman that play professional sports this post is for you, documenting the forbearers of female baseball. And maybe I will see some of those professional female athletes play next year as I sit watching women’s hockey trying to decide whether to cheer for Sweden or Finland.

1911. Maggie Jones. Baseball
1911. Maggie Jones of Cleveland. Bain News Service,, publisher. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Call Number. LC-B2- 2215-15 1913 New York Giants female pitcher
1913. New York Female Giants pitcher. Bain News Service,, publisher. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Call Number: LC-B2- 2749-5.
1913. Female New York Giants Baseball team1913. New York Female Giants. Bain News Service,, publisher. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Call Number: LC-B2- 2749-1 1913. National Baseball League team owners
1913. National League team owners including Gary Herrmann, Charles Ebbets and Mrs. Helene Robison Britton. Bain News Service,, publisher. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Call Number: LC-B2- 2379-14

1910-1915. Mrs Helen Britton
Between 1910 and 1915. Mrs. Helen Britton. Helen Britton (1879-1950) inherited ownership of the St. Louis Cardinals from her uncle in 1911. Bain News Service,, publisher. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Call Number: LC-B2- 2461-16.
1913. New York Giants Female batter1913. New York Female Giants batter. Bain News Service,, publisher. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Call Number: LC-B2- 2749-3 1913.Miss Ebbets. throws first baseballjpg
1913 Apr. 5. Miss Genevieve Ebbets, youngest daughter of Charley Ebbets, throws first ball at opening of Ebbets Field (baseball)] Bain News Service, publisher. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Call Number: LC-B2- 2653-131941.woman munititions workers baseball10 May 1941 Woman munitions worker plays a game of baseball at the John Inglis Co. Bren gun plant. Toronto, Ont. Credit: National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada /
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Copyright: Expired1948. all american girls professional baseball leagueApril 22, 1948. All American Girls Professional Baseball League members performing calisthenics : Opalocka, Florida. The different baseball clubs are (L-R): Fort Wayne Daisies (partially visible), Chicago Colleens, Rockford Peaches, South Bend Blue Sox, Springfield Sallies and Peoria Redwings. State Library and Archives of Florida, Local call number: c009828. http://ibistro.dos.state.fl.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/5?library=PHOTO&item_type=PHOTOGRAPH&searchdata1=c009828

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