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1942 @ Detroit Michigan - Won By New Orleans Jax Brewers .....
1943 @ Detroit Michigan - Won By New Orleans Jax Brewers .....
Love Softball history and hoping your books can help me out with some information. I'm trying to find out where the 1942-43 Women's World Championship was played. I'd appreciate any information you can point in my direction.
Hi, I was working on my family genealogy and came across my aunt's name as having been a part of your team in 1942-44. Her name was Erylene Ora House and she enlisted in the Army in February of 1944 after she turned 21. She was a private in the Womens Army Corps. I heard stories about her playing semi-pro baseball in Illinois and was searching for any data I could find and found your website. Can you verify her participation and furnish me with any other information about her time with the Pekin Lettes? Thank you for your time and consideration.
Lorraine McManus is listed on your website. That is my late Mom's name and she lived in Pekin. I don't remember her saying anything about ball, but her first husband was Lou Abreo...a semi pro (pitcher)I guess you'd call it.Maybe just a fluke. Still, who is the Lorraine McManus on your site?
I found your website and pleased to tell you recently I purchased a photo of the 1943 Peoria Deiselettes, If your interested in a copy please contact me.
Love touring this site. I found some pics of my sister, Tammy Breitbarth, but none of my Mom Jan Isonhart Breitbarth. Gonna have to see if my daughter, who played softball, would be willing to let me scan some of the pics Grandma gave her of her Lettes days.
Mom will be 80 in May of 2012 and we'd love to be able to get some of her old ball playing buddies together to help celebrate. If any of you are reading this, Mom battled and beat thyroid cancer over the last 3 years (2008-11). It was a very long tough road but she now cancer free. She's still building her strength but doing better every day.
I have such fond memories of Sunday's spent at Mineral Springs Park watching the Lettes, both my Mom's friends and then my sister. I remember a state champsionship game that Tammy played that went 20 innings and if memory serves ended with the Lettes winning 1-0! Wow...that was some game and so exciting!!! I think that was in the early 80's.
Keep the site going and I'd love to see people post more pics and stories. I've heard some from Mom's time and they are awesome! I'm so proud that my Mom was one of the women who helped pave the way for my daughter and the girls today play ball and be true athletes!
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