From SABR member Matt Rothenberg at BaseballHall.org on August 20, 2015:
Of the four men signed in 1943 to manage teams in the fledgling All-American Girls Softball League, three had playing and/or managing experience in professional baseball.
The fourth came from professional ice hockey.
For fans accustomed to seeing Johnny Gottselig buzzing around the ice on a pair of skates, hockey stick in hand, to see him in a baseball uniform was puzzling.
In eight seasons between 1943 through 1952, Gottselig would pilot four clubs in what became known as the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Originally published: August 20, 2015. Last Updated: August 20, 2015.