Kenosha Comets LbNA # 32233 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jun 25 2007|
****TREE THAT HIDES THE BOX HAS BEEN REMOVED. WILL REPLACE SOON. SORRY.
Batter up! Hear that call!
The time has come for one and all
To play ball.
We come from cities near and far.
We've got Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes,
We're all for one, we're one for all
Each girl stands, her head so proudly high,
Her motto 'Do or Die.'
She's not the one to use or need an alibi.
Our chaperones are not too soft,
They're not too tough,
Our managers are on the ball.
We've got a president who really knows his stuff,
We're all for one, we're one for all,
Official Song of the All-American Girls Baseball League co-written by Lavone "Pepper" Paire Davis and Nalda "Bird" Phillips
Copyright © Lavone "Pepper" Paire Davis - 1988
One of my favorite movies is A League of Their Own. It tells the story of how the first women’s baseball league got started in 1943. It lasted until 1954. There were four original teams that made up the league that first year. They were the Rockford Peaches, Kenosha Comets, Racine Belles, and South Bend Blue Sox. Since the movie was released this piece of history has fascinated me. I have visited old ball fields, visited Cooperstown, New York, and have met and talked with former players at autograph sessions. In talking with the players, I realized that the movie does not do the league justice. These women were great ball players and were very proud of the league that they played in. Today the young softball fans across the nation can enjoy professional softball games again. In 2007, Rockford got a team known as the Rockford Thunder. They play across town at Sportscore Fields.
The Kenosha Comets began playing at Kenosha’s Lake Front Stadium and then moved to Simmons Field in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The field is currently being used for a baseball team. I am not sure what level. Simmons Field is located on the corner of Sheridan and 78th Street. Although Kenosha played from 1943 – 1951 they did not win a championship.
This box was difficult to hide near the park due to lack of hiding spots. This is the only box in the series that is not right next to the field. After visiting the park head north on Sheridan. You will go a few miles north to where you begin to see the lake without an obstructive view on your left. On the west side of the road, you will see Picnic Area 1. Parking is on the east side of the road. Park in the lot and carefully cross the street. As you cross the street look north and locate a tree that has crazy arms.(birch tree) The box is located at the base in a crook of the trees. Please rehide as well as you hid it. I am not sure how busy this picnic area gets.
Please check out the other three boxes in the series. Rockford Peaches, Rockford, Illinois- Racine Belles-Racine Wisconsin- South Bend Blue Sox-SOuth Bend, Indiana.