All-American Girls Professional Baseball League—1943-1954

The league was formed in late 1942 by chewing gum mogul and Chicago Cubs owner, Philip K. Wrigley, Branch Rickey and other baseball execs out of fear that many MLB teams would be disbandĀ  like many teams in the minor league farm team system, due to players called to duty to serve their country in World War II. 104 more words