Ask the Brewers to honor Milwaukee's AAGPBL history with a TBTC game in 2019!
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In 1944, Milwaukee had an entry in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. They were known variously as the "Chicks" and "Schnitts" (a Bavarian term for a small glass of beer).
Those amazing women brought the 1944 League Championship back to Milwaukee, but the AAGPBL couldn't compete in the larger cities and the team moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, after only one year.
2019 will be the 75th Anniversary of this single-season club, and the Milwaukee Brewers have an amazing opportunity to celebrate local baseball history in a way no Major League club has ever done: with a Turn Back the Clock game. The Brew Crew could wear replicas of the men's uniform worn by the manager (and Hall of Famer) Max Carey. Solid cream-colored jersey and pants, black socks and numbers, red belt. Click here for a concept drawing of what this might look like. Add to that the standard TBTC festivities - trivia, pictures and video of the team on the scoreboard, daughters or granddaughters of the original players throwing out the first pitch - and the result is a grand celebration of Milwaukee baseball history.
2019 is the perfect time to introduce a whole new generation of baseball fans to the story of these pioneering women. You can learn more about the all-too short history of this team here. The AAGPBL was immortalized in the film A League of Their Own, but even today too few know the story of the Milwaukee Chicks. The Brewers can change that. Add your name if you agree!
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