Racine Belles

From BR Bullpen

Championships: 2 (1943, 1946)

Playoffs: 4 (1943, 1946, 1947, 1948)

Franchise Players: Sophie Kurys, Joanne Winter, Maddy English, Eleanor Dapkus, Edythe Perlick

The Racine Belles were one of the first four teams in the history of the AAGPBL and won the league's first title. They remained a strong franchise for years, but due to declining attendance moved to Battle Creek, Michigan after the 1950 season ended.

Strangely, the AAGPBL entry was not the first professional team to bear the name Racine Belles. A team of that name also played in the Wisconsin-Illinois League from 1909 to 1914, and then in the Bi-State League in 1915. It was a Class D team in its first and last year, and a Class C team the remaining four years.


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