The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL)  began play in 1943. The professional women’s baseball league was founded by Philip K. Wrigley. More than 600 women played in the league on 10 teams. Below you can explore the history of women in the league that have roots in South Carolina.

ELIZABETH MAHON

Greenville, South Carolina native Elizabeth Mahon was an All-Star outfielder. She also played golf, tennis, bowling, basketball and field hockey. Mahon gave up a career as a school teacher to pursue her athletic career. Read more about her fascinating career and life AAGPBL website.

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Greenville, South Carolina

MARY WISHAM

Mary Wisham, also a product of Greenville, South Carolina, was a sharp fielding first baseman and pitcher. In 1943-1944 she led the league in pitching appearances (47) including 26 wins. In 1944, Wisham complied 45 appearances and 23 wins. Her ERA over those two years was 2.68.

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Greenville, South Carolina