Remember "A League of Our Own"? Rockford Peaches
YUP....that's right. It was the "Rockford Peaches" that was the woman baseball team in "A League of Our Own" with Tom Hanks, Gina Davis, and Rosie O'Donnell.
Rockford was a hotbed for baseball, and when all the men folk were away at war, the women played ball.
Check out the Midway Village & Mseum Center in Rockford for the history. http://midway.duniya.net/default.asp?nav=exhibits&page=exhibits&nexhibitid=4