rockford peaches

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2009 - The Rockford Thunder of National Pro Fastpitch played an exhibition game in which they dressed in the vintage uniforms of the Rockford Peaches. The Peaches were a women’s professional softball (1943-1946) & baseball (1947-1954) team who played from 1943-1954 in the All-American Girls Professional Softball/Baseball League (AAGPBL). The team was made famous by the 1992 film “A League of Their Own.”

(Photographs are © Christopher A. Anderson)

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Rockford Peaches x A League of Their Own

Batter up! Hear that call! 
The time has come for one and all 
To play ball. 

We come from cities near and far. 
We’ve got Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes, 
We’re all for one, we’re one for all 
We’re All-Americans! 

Each girl stands, her head so proudly high, 
Her motto ‘Do or Die.' 
She’s not the one to use or need an alibi. 

Our chaperones are not too soft, 
They’re not too tough, 
Our managers are on the ball. 

We’ve got a president who really knows his stuff, 
We’re all for one, we’re one for all, 
We’re All-Americans! [x]

TBT: Lane as a Rockford Peach (from A League of Their Own) I made the entire costume (including the patches) out of fabrics from upcycled Goodwill garments. She had a baseball hat, too, but she was too busy running bases to wear it. ;)  I still need to snap some pictures of her in this costume at Casey’s Corner in WDW because I’m a dork like that. :D

Batter up! Hear that call!
The time has come for one and all
To play ball.
We are the members of the All-American League.
We come from cities near and far.
We’ve got Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes,
We’re all for one, we’re one for all
We’re All-Americans!

Each girl stands, her head so proudly high,
Her motto ‘Do or Die.’
She’s not the one to use or need an alibi.

Our chaperones are not too soft,
They’re not too tough,
Our managers are on the ball.
We’ve got a president who really knows his stuff,
We’re all for one, we’re one for all,
We’re All-Americans!

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A League of Their Own

“Lord, hallowed be thy name, may our feet be swift, may our bats be mighty, and may our balls be plentiful…And God, these are good girls. And they work hard. Just help them see it all the way through. Amen.”