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All-American Girls Professional Baseball League


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Grand Rapids Chicks

Identifier: Collection 058

The Grand Rapids Chicks were a part of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) from 1945 to 1954. This is a devised collection containing photographs and official programs of the original team. It also contains later AAGPBL reunion programs and photographs, baseball cards, ephemera, articles and an oral history regarding the Grand Rapids Chicks.

Dates: 1948-1986; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1954

Helen Earlene "Beans" Risinger Grand Rapids Chicks collection

Identifier: Collection 160

Helen Earlene "Beans" Risinger (1927-2008) was a pitcher for the Grand Rapids Chicks (Grand Rapids, Mich) baseball team, pat of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). This collection contains baseball cards, programs, magazine and newspaper articles, scrapbooks and photographs of the Chicks. The material focuses on Risinger's years on the team, 1949-1954.

Dates: 1943-2009

Marguerite King Moran Grand Rapids Chicks memorabilia

Identifier: Collection 121
Abstract Marguerite King Moran (1910-May 2002) lived and worked in Grand Rapids, Michigan and collected memorabilia relating to the Grand Rapids Chicks baseball team. Her collection includes correspondence with team members, newspaper and graphic clippings, ephemera, and black and white photographs. The Grand Rapids Chicks were a part of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGBL) from 1945-1954. Correspondence is with team players Alma Ziegler, Ernestine “Teeny” Petras, Faye Dancer,...
Dates: 1945-1948, n.d.

Norma L. Gillette collection

Identifier: Collection 182

The Norma L. Gillette collection contains newspaper clippings and photographs, circa 1946-1949, of the Grand Rapids Chicks, a team in the All American Girl Professional Baseball League. Included are details of games, particularly those during which extraordinary skill or performance were demonstrated. Also included are photographs of individual Chicks in formal posed shots and snap shots on South Field in Grand Rapids.

Dates: circa 1945-1949