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Programs and scorecards from the Kenosha Comets
The All American Girls Softball League was formed in 1943 by Chicago Cubs owner Philip Wrigley. Consisting of four teams--the Kenosha Comets, the Racine Belles, the Rockford Peaches, and the South Bend Blue Sox--that played eight games a week, the All American Girls Softball League drew young women from around the country. The name was soon changed from softball to baseball to reflect the modifications that Wrigley made in the game to make it more like regular baseball. The All American Girls Professional Baseball League was a quick success and the league expanded with new teams in Milwaukee, Fort Wayne, Muskegon, and Peoria. By 1949, the league had eight home teams and two touring teams of rookie players. Unfortunately, attendance started to drop in the early 1950s, and in 1954, the league folded. The Kenosha Comets, like the Racine Belles, were one of the original teams. These records include programs from 1947 and 1948, and scorecards from 1949.
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|Pub Data:||Included in records of the Racine Belles, 1946-1949. Wisconsin Historical Society. Parkside Area Research Center (SC 87)|
|Citation:||Kenosha Comets. In records of the Racine Belles, 1946-1949. Wisconsin Historical Society. Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1142 Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1142; Visited on: 8/20/2014|