Rockford Record Breaking Girls Baseball Tournament Honors A League Of Their Own
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the movie, "A League Of Their Own," Rockford is hosting the world's largest girls baseball tournament.
Rockford, Illinois was the home of the "Rockford Peaches," which was a team in the "All-American Girls Baseball League" during World War II. They played their games at "Beyer Stadium" on 15 Avenue in Rockford. A few years ago, a group came in and renovated Beyer Stadium. It has been hosting baseball ever since.
The movie, "A League Of Their Own," tells a fictional story about the "Rockford Peaches" and the "All-American Girls BaseballLeague." This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the movie.
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According to chicagoist.com,
"In honor of the movie anniversary, the non-profit Baseball for All is staging a huge national tournament in Rockford July 27th through the 31st, which is expected to be the largest girls baseball tournament in U.S. history."
This event is great for our community, If you get a chance, stop out and check it out.
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