02 Jun BCC to Promote Women’s Baseball in the U.S.
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association (AAGPBLPA) and its affiliate, the American Girls Baseball (AGB), have engaged BCC to expand opportunities for girls and women to compete in the sport and to develop on-line training and instructional programs for players and coaches nationwide.
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a professional women’s baseball organization founded by Philip K. Wrigley, which existed from 1943 to 1954. The AAGPBL is the forerunner of women’s professional league sports in the United States. Over 600 women played in the league, which consisted of eventually 10 teams located in the American Midwest. In 1948, league attendance peaked at over 900,000 spectators. The most successful team, the Rockford Peaches, won a league-best four championships.
The AAGPBL Player’s Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the History of the AAGPBL and supporting women and girls all across our country who deserve the opportunity to play “Hardball”.