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ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION <img hspace="4" height="75" width="38" vspace="1" align="left" title=" " alt=" " src="/lochist/userfiles/images/resized/baseball2 - Copy_38x75.jpg" />Girls Softball in Springfield was on hiatus during WWII but returned in May of 1946. The first game, played at Fassnight Park, was between the Dairy Anns and the O'Reilly WAC's.
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><i><b>Springfield Leader &amp; Press, May 14, 1946, page 8</b></i></p> <p><img hspace="4" height="225" width="113" vspace="1" align="left" src="/lochist/userfiles/images/resized/baseball2 - Copy_113x225.jpg" alt=" " title=" " /></p> <p>&quot;Girls softball, after about a six-year absence from the Springfield sports slate, returns tonight with a league game at Fassnight Park diamond between the Dairy Anns and O'Reilly's WAC contingent. One of the standout players for the Anns is Imogene Pollard, first line pitcher, who also excels at batting. Above [left] Miss Pollard tries a few practice swings preparatory to her debut.&quot;</p> <hr /> <p>For a history of softball in general see <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2566470~S1">The Game America Plays: Celebrating 75 years of the Amateur Softball Association</a> by Bill Plummer. For current league games see the <a href="http://www.springfieldsoftball.com/">Springfield Softball</a> website.</p>
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Girls Softball

Springfield Leader & Press, May 14, 1946, page 8

"Girls softball, after about a six-year absence from the Springfield sports slate, returns tonight with a league game at Fassnight Park diamond between the Dairy Anns and O'Reilly's WAC contingent. One of the standout players for the Anns is Imogene Pollard, first line pitcher, who also excels at batting. Above [left] Miss Pollard tries a few practice swings preparatory to her debut."


For a history of softball in general see The Game America Plays: Celebrating 75 years of the Amateur Softball Association by Bill Plummer. For current league games see the Springfield Softball website.


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