Jan Wood

Jan Wood

Jan Wood — shown here on July 7, 2011, at SABR 41 in Long Beach, California — was a pioneer of women's ball. She played for parts of three seasons in the Chicago-based National Girls Baseball League in 1949-51. The NGBL drew more than 500,000 fans annually at its peak during the World War II era. (CJ HANGEN/SABR)

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