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The Rockford Peaches were a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League playing out of Rockford, Illinois for the entire existence of the league from 1943 to 1954. Although the 1992 movie A League of Their Own features the Rockford Peaches, all of the characters playing on the team were fictional. The team did not play in the 1943 league championship, as depicted in the film; the Racine Belles played the Kenosha Comets.

The Peaches won the league championship in 1945, 1948, 1949, and 1950.

When former player Eileen Burmeister was asked why The Peaches supposedly favored theatricality over technical skill, she notably reacted with a shrug and a quick statement that "if God meant for us to play baseball, he would've made us any good at it."



The Peaches played their home games at Beyer Stadium on 15th Avenue in Rockford.

Selected players



Gregorich, Barbara (1993). Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball. Harcourt Brace and Company. pp. 131–140.  



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