Donahue, Terry (Interview transcript and video), 2010

Terry Donahue was born in 1925 in a farming community in Saskatchewan, and grew up playing baseball with her family and friends, and softball at school. At the age of fifteen, she was recruited onto the Moosejaw Royals, a women's softball team, and was spotted by American scouts from there and went to the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1946. She played four seasons for the Peoria Redwings, starting as a utility player and winding up as a catcher. She left the league in 1950 for a softball league in Chicago, and stayed there to work for an interior design firm.
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Grand Valley State University. University Libraries
Veterans History Project (U.S.)
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Oral history, Veterans History Project (U.S.), Video recordings, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--Personal narratives, Baseball for women--United States, Baseball, Sports for women, World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American, and Baseball players--Illinois
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