1943 All-American Girls Softball League

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The 1943 season of the All-American Girls Softball League was the first season of the league.

Season Summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

Italics indicates half champion, Bold indicates the Shaughnessy Series champion

First Half[edit]

Rank Team G W L WPCT GB
1 Racine Belles 35 20 15 0.571 -.-
2 South Bend Blue Sox 37 21 16 0.568 0.0
3 Kenosha Comets 35 16 19 0.457 4.0
4 Rockford Peaches 37 15 22 0.405 6.0

Second Half[edit]

Rank Team G W L WPCT GB
1 Kenosha Comets 54 33 21 0.611 -.-
2 South Bend Blue Sox 54 30 24 0.556 3.0
3 Racine Belles 48 25 23 0.521 5.0
4 Rockford Peaches 54 20 34 0.370 12.5

Overall[edit]

Rank Team G W L WPCT GB Manager
1 South Bend Blue Sox 91 51 40 0.560 -.- Bert Niehoff
2 Kenosha Comets 89 49 40 0.551 1.0 Josh Billings
3 Racine Belles 83 45 38 0.542 1.5 Johnny Gottselig
4 Rockford Peaches 91 35 56 0.385 15.0 Eddie Stumpf

Leaders[edit]

Bold indicates league record
Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Terrie Davis Rockford Peaches .332
Home Runs Eleanor Dapkus Racine Belles 10
Runs Batted In Eleanor Callow Rockford Peaches 69
Stolen Bases Shirley Jameson Kenosha Comets 126
Wins Helen Fox Kenosha Comets 31-8
Earned Run Average Helen Fox Kenosha Comets 1.81
Strikeouts Helen Fox Kenosha Comets 220

All-Star Game[edit]

The league's first All-Star Game was played on July 1 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. by a score of .It was the first night game at the stadium, predating the Major League Baseball debut of nightime baseball at "The Friendly Confines" by forty-five years.

Postseason[edit]

The split-season championship playoff was a best-of-five series in which the Racine Belles (first half winners) defeated the Kenosha Comets (second half winners), 3 games to none.

Notable Events[edit]

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