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Professional Women’s Baseball League Announces Schedule

A professional baseball league exclusively for women, Ladies League Baseball, has announced its schedule and final roster for its inaugural season. Opening day is slated for July 9, 1997 at San Jose Municipal Stadium. The Los Angeles Legends will play against the San Jose Spitfires. Three other cities have female baseball franchises, including the Long Beach Aces, the Phoenix Peppers and the San Francisco Bay Sox. League President and Founder, Michael Ribant, commented, “Baseball is America’s Game and it is time to provide the opportunity for women to play it at the professional level. There is incredible baseball talent out there. Our games will be highly competitive and entertaining to watch.”

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PRNewswire - July 1, 1997