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Bloomer Girl: 1918

Bloomer Girl: 1918

"H. Kaczmarek, woman baseball player." Her teammates included Belle North and Regina Gross. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

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"I've got it !"

Men in Bloomers

Take a look at these guys in bloomers.

Storage Space

One could store lots of extra balls in those voluminous bloomers.

"Lots of night games"

Wasn't that the recommendation?

There's No Crying In Baseball

It appears the "League of Their Own" girls weren't quite
the trailblazers we thought.

Let's Play Catch

I really like the old, short fingered gloves. You actually needed skill to catch the ball. Nowadays players just swat at the ball with a huge leather butterfly net.

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