A League of Her Own

Helen Nicol was an Albertan star of American baseball.

Helen Nicol. Photos via East Valley Tribune.

“Travelling with her at the time was Helen Nicol, who had been an all-star pitcher for Harry Cohen’s Army & Navy Pats. Nicol won a place on the South Bend Blue Sox in 1943 and went on to AGL stardom, pitching until 1952.”

AAGPBL calisthenics in Florida, 1948. Photo via State Library and Archives of Florida.
News story in the Chicago Daily News, May 25, 1943.
Logos of the four original AAGPBL teams. Illustration by Jordan Carson.
News story in the Kenosha Evening News, May 29, 1944.
News story in the Kenosha Evening News, May 5, 1944.

Batter up! Hear that call!
The time has come for one and all
To play ball.
We are the members of the All-American League.
We come from cities near and far.
We’ve got Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes,
We’re all for one, we’re one for all
We’re All-Americans!

Other Alberta Connections in the AAGBPL

Millie McAuley and Betty Dunn in 1998 at Telus Field. Photo via Edmonton Journal.

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