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Catch up on what's new with the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in the Artefacts Newsletter!

 

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is excited to help the International Women's Baseball Center to recognize the value, diversity, and cultural significance of women in baseball through a week-long celebration of players, umpires, coaches, owners, and more!

July 24-30, 2017
#WomeninBaseballWeek
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The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is very proud of Alberta's vast sporting history; with over 15 000 artefacts in our Collection, we take pride in sharing those items with the public. All of our Collection can be viewed on our website, including descriptions and photographs.

Check out these artefacts that were used by Helen Nicol!

Read Helen's bio: http://ashfm.ca/component/k2/nicol-helen

 

The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is excited to help the International Women's Baseball Center to recognize the value, diversity, and cultural significance of women in baseball through a week-long celebration of players, umpires, coaches, owners, and more!

July 24-30, 2017
#WomeninBaseballWeek 
International Women's Baseball Center
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In addition to numerous permanent galleries, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum showcases a variety of changing exhibitions throughout its exhibit space. With over 15,000 objects in the museum's Collections, there's always something new to discover.This exhibit was created specially for the 2017 Induction Banquet and utilized several of Betty's personal items, as well as a few of our ASHFM artefacts including the replica Rockford Peaches uniform. Betty played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League before returning home to Edmonton and supporting the Softball and Baseball community there.

Read Betty Carveth Dunn's biography:http://ashfm.ca/component/k2/carveth-dunn-betty

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The International Women's Baseball Center would like to recognize the value, diversity, and cultural significance of women in baseball through a week-long celebration of players, umpires, coaches, owners, and more!

July 24-30, 2017
#WomeninBaseballWeek 
International Women's Baseball Center
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In addition to numerous permanent galleries, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum showcases a variety of changing exhibitions throughout its exhibit space. With over 15,000 objects in the museum's Collections, there's always something new to discover.

These are two passed exhibits that showcase the numberous contributions of Helen Nicol to the baseball community.

Read Helen Nicol's biography: http://ashfm.ca/component/k2/nicol-helen

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 The International Women's Baseball Center would like to recognize the value, diversity, and cultural significance of women in baseball through a week-long celebration of players, umpires, coaches, owners, and more!

July 24-30, 2017
#WomeninBaseballWeek 
International Women's Baseball Center
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Check out Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum's very own Betty Carveth Dunn!

Inducted 2017 Baseball Athlete

Born in 1925, Betty Carveth grew up in Grande Prairie, Alberta and became a part of baseball history.

Betty Carveth was one of only sixty-four Canadian women to play in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. A right-handed pitcher, she played during the 1945 season with the Rockford Peaches and was traded mid-season to the Fort Wayne Daisies. She returned home to Edmonton and became the city's first female Little League Baseball coach and coached the boys for 10 years. At the age of 12, she pitched for the Twilight Ladies Softball team which won three Peace River Championships in a row. In the mid-1940s, she pitched for Edmonton's top-rated Walk-Rite women's baseball team.

Betty played for the Walk-Rite team from 1943-1945 at the age of eighteen to twenty. It was during this time that a scout saw her play and asked her to try out for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the United States; a league that was featured in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own." Betty played from April to October in 1945, earning $75 a week – which was four times more than she had made as a secretary back in Edmonton. There was a list of rules and a dress code the players had to abide to, both on and off the field. They attended a half day of beauty school and were told to look and act like ladies, however while on the field, they were to play ball like men. Sliding into a base or making a flying catch was not pleasant as the uniforms were short dresses, knee socks, and caps which provided very little protection.

When the 1945 season closed, Betty returned to Edmonton and demonstrated her love for baseball by promoting and signing autographs throughout the years that followed. She was named Ambassador of Baseball for the inaugural IBAF (International Baseball Federation) Women's World Baseball Championship in 2004 and then named Special Ambassador in 2012. She threw the ceremonial first pitch at both tournaments and did again in 2015 at one of the Edmonton Prospects games.

As a member of the AAGPBL, Betty was inducted into the American Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, USA in 1988. She was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 with the Canadian AAGPBL players.

Read more: http://ashfm.ca/component/k2/carveth-dunn-betty

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The International Women's Baseball Center would like to recognize the value, diversity, and cultural significance of women in baseball through a week-long celebration of players, umpires, coaches, owners, and more!

July 24-30, 2017
#WomeninBaseballWeek 
International Women's Baseball Center
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Check out Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum's very own Helen Nicol!

Inducted 1996 Multisport Athlete

Helen Nicol began her outstanding career as a multisport athlete in the 1930s in the Calgary area. She competed in softball, baseball, hockey, speed skating, and golf for more than forty years.

During her years as a softball pitcher, she played for several teams including the Calgary Chinooks, Avenue Grill Cooks, Parkhill Vic's, Wittichens, the Edmonton Army & Navy Pats, Walkrites, and the William Wrigley's All-American Glamor Girls Softball Club in Chicago, IL. Helen Nicol was an original member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943 to 1954. During her professional years as a right-handed hurler, she pitched in 313 games and won 163 of them. She was the only pitcher to start as a pitcher in 1943 and pitch her entire 10-year career in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The League was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in 1988. The movie A League of Their Own features Helen Nicol and other players of that famous League.

Read more: http://ashfm.ca/component/k2/nicol-helen

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