League of My Own: Memoir of a Pitcher for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

League of My Own: Memoir of a Pitcher for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

by Patricia I. Brown

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786414741
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/12/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The late Patricia I. Brown was a retired lawyer and associate law librarian at Suffolk University Law Library. She is included in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1



Part I: Inside the AAGPBL: A Ballplayer’s Memoir
1. Beginning and End of My Sandlot Days 5

2. Discovering the AAGPBL 13

3. Rookie School 21

4. The Kenosha Comets 30

5. The Chicago Colleens 40

6. The 1950 Tour Begins 49

7. From the Battle Creek Belles to College 75

8. After College, What? 93

9. Recognition for the AAGPBL 107



Part II: Thoughts on League History

10. What Did Wrigley Want? 133

11. What Happened After Wrigley? 139

12. Why Did the League End? 145

13. Is There a Future for Women in Baseball? 151



Part III: Interviews with Former AAGPBL Players

Helen Hannah Campbell 155

Patricia “Pat” Courtney 161

Madeline “Maddy” English 164

Lenora “Smokey” Mandella 169

Jacqueline “Jackie” Mattson 172

Jane Moffet 174

Mary “Sis” Moore 179

Janet “Pee Wee” Wiley 184



Epilogue 189

Appendix A: Annotated Rules of Conduct 191

Appendix B: Night Baseball at Wrigley Field: The Women Did It First 197

Bibliography and Source Material 201

Index 203

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