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User:
Jochum, Betsy  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 1/2 in x 26 1/2 in; 87.63 cm x 67.31 cm
Object Name:
baseball uniform
dress
dress, baseball
baseball dress
Date made:
1943-1948
Description (Brief):
Betsy Jochum (b. 1921) was one of the original sixty members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, founded in 1943. Jochum played the entirety of her six year career (1943-1948) with the South Bend (Indiana) Blue Sox.
Jochum began as a speedy outfielder with the ability to put the bat on the ball. Often leading off for the Blue Sox, she amassed 354 stolen bases, including seven in one game, and led the league in hits twice (1943 and 1944.)
Jochum retired in 1948, staying in South Bend to become a teacher. The AAGPBL ceased operations in 1954.
Location:
Currently on loan
Subject:
Professional  Search this
All American Girls Baseball League  Search this
Women  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Betsy Jochum
ID Number:
1983.0183.01
Accession number:
1983.0183
Catalog number:
1983.0183.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_667528