Friday, May 17, 2019

On This Day, the Sentinel Kinda Covers the League

Seventy-five years ago today, on this day in 1944, the Milwaukee Chicks were still in spring training in Peru, Illinois, preparing for the upcoming All-American Girls Professional Ball League season.

You may have noticed that all the coverage we've shown so far comes courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal, the city's evening paper. What about the morning Milwaukee Sentinel?

Well, the Sentinel did cover the league, just not quite as much. Here's what they ran seventy-five years ago on this day, while the Journal was printing photos of Milwaukee manager Max Carey teaching the woman how to steal bases:

See it there?

Let's get in just a little tighter.

Baby steps, I suppose, but emblematic of the uphill battle the league fought to be taken seriously.

Now, the Sentinel's coverage would improve, to be sure. But they started out with a long way to go.

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