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Monday, June 5, 2023
Exploring Photos: A league of their own — Niagara style
The local Shepherd Boats company sponsored a women's baseball team which played between 1948 and 1950. Supplied

The Blue Jays just had their home opener and baseball season has begun for all the fans out there. Did you know that the local Shepherd Boats company sponsored a women’s baseball team? The team played between 1948 and 1950, and consisted of players from Niagara and Virgil. They played games in Lincoln County and their home games were at the Legion Ball Park. In 1949, this team became the Lincoln County champions when they defeated the Grimsby Peach Queens. The coach of this team was Dave Roebuck and the bat boy was his son, Herb. It looks like these women had quite the following with all the young men hanging out in behind the photo.

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