Amy Applegren

Amy Applegren

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amy Irene "Lefty" Applegren was a pitcher and infielder who played from 1944 through 1953 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5'4, 125 lb., she batted and threw left-handed. Born in Peoria, Illinois, Amy Applegren was one of five siblings in the family of Roy and Amy Applegren. She started playing softball at the age of eleven for the Farrow Chicks, a team based in her hometown. In the early 1940s she joined the Caterpillar Dieselettes, where she came to the attention of a scout of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The league had been founded the year before by Philip K. Wrigley, a chewing-gum magnate and owner of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball club. Wrigley feared that major leaguers would be drafted into the military during World War II, while minor leaguers were already being called up. Teams of girls seemed like a way to fill ballparks, according to an article in Smithsonian magazine in 1989
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135883879
  • 9786135883879