Saturday, June 29, 2019

Happy "The Milwaukee Chicks Day"!

Tonight's the night, Milwaukee Chicks day at Miiler Park!

You can still get your tickets for the game, but the festivities have already started, thanks to City Hall. Mayor Tom Barrett has declared today "The Milwaukee Chicks Day" throughout the City of Milwaukee.

This is the text of the proclamation:
Whereas: The City of Milwaukee proudly joins the Milwaukee Brewers, baseball fans and community members in recognizing the accomplishments of the Milwaukee Chicks on Saturday, June 29, 2019; and,

WHEREAS, The Milwaukee Chicks were founded in 1944 to represent our city in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) during World War II, providing both entertainment for its citizens and opportunities for its deserving ballplayers; and

WHEREAS, The Milwaukee Chicks made an instant impact on the city's cultural heritage, by bringing a brand-new level of baseball to Milwaukee's Borchert Field, partnering with local institutions like the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for "double headers" of combination baseball game and classical music concerts; and

WHEREAS, The Milwaukee Chicks were also dedicated members of our community, promoting blood drives and charity events for war production workers; and

WHEREAS, The Milwaukee Chicks finished the 1944 season with a league-best record of 70 wins and 45 losses before beating the Kenosha Comets in seven games to claim the 1944 AAGPBL championship in their sole year of existence; and

WHEREAS, The City of Milwaukee commends the Milwaukee Chicks for their dedicated service and leadership, recognizes their outstanding contributions to the community and joins the Milwaukee Brewers in celebrating their 75th Anniversary;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, TOM BARRETT, Mayor of the City of Milwaukee, do hereby proclaim Saturday, June 29, 2019 to be


throughout the City of Milwaukee.
Amazing. It means so much to have the team recognized, remembered, and honored, after so many years of being forgotten.

See you at the ballpark tonight to celebrate!


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