Category: Women

Jewish Women of the AAGPBL

The 20th anniversary Blu-Ray edition of A League of Their Own, the 1992 hit film about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), the WWII women’s baseball league, was recently released. Three Jewish women — Thelma “Tiby” Eisen, Anita Foss, and Blanche Schachter — played in the AAGPBL. A fourth alumnae — Margaret Wigiser — is the child of an Orthodox Jewish father, although she doesn’t herself identify as Jewish. All of the women have baseball cards available to Jewish baseball collectors, and a host of other AAGPBL memorabilia exists.

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Collecting Justine Siegal, A Women’s Baseball Pioneer

Justine Siegal represents a niche-within-a-niche for Jewish baseball collectors. She’s the first female to pitch batting practice for Major League Baseball, and the first woman to coach first base for a professional team, with the Brockton Rox on the CanAm League. Opportunities exist, and are growing, to add Siegal’s memorabilia to your collection.

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