The International Girls Baseball League

By William E. McMahon, Helen E. Nordquist, Merrie A. Fidler

This article was published in the Fall 2016 Baseball Research Journal.

During the winter of 1952-1953, the International Girls Baseball League, based in Florida, gave select members of both the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the National Girls Baseball League additional chances to play baseball. The history of the short-lived league is explored here.  Probably almost everyone has heard of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) thanks to the movie A League of Their Own. Of course, the film did not deal with other professional leagues or an international girls’ baseball league. The idea for an international . . .

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