Former Rockford Peach Is Victim of Pandemic–Barbara “Bobbie” Thompson

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 23, 2020.

Rockford Peaches 75th Anniversary Celebration – May and June 2018

Source: The Market Street Press, May 2018, Vol. 7, Issue 7, page 10




Rockford Peaches – from 4-7-2018 Rockford Register Star

Source: Rockford Register Star 4/7/2018; by Adam Poulisse

Rockford Magazine – December 1994. Table of Contents

Source: Rockford Magazine, December 1994, Vol. 9, No. 12; Cover artwork by Kyle Warner


Nebraska Zepher, Silver Pilot – 2011

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Source: Brian Landis donation

Nebraska Zephyr Silver Pilot, aka Silver Streak. The train was in Rockford 7-19-2011, while going from the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL to the Train Festival in 2011, in the Quad Cities.

This train was used in the movie “A League of Their Own” about the Rockford Peaches, an All-American Girls Professional Baseball League team in WWII – 1950’s, in Rockford, IL.


Rockford Peaches – sepia photograph

Rockford Peaches cal

Source: Sesquicentennial Calendar

“The dugout of the Rockford Peaches at Beyer Stadium. Charter members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the Peaches (1943-1954) won four of the League’s twelve championships, more than any other team.”  Photo courtesy of Midway Village and Museum Center.


Rockford Peaches – uniform design

R Peaches Kamenshek

The All American Girls Professional Baseball League uniforms were designed by Mrs. Philip Wrigley, whose husband owned the baseball field, Wrigley Field stadium and the Chicago Cubs , Wrigley’s Art Designer, Otis Shepard and Ann Harnett, a Chicago softball star. Dottie Kamenshek, a member of the Rockford Peaches team, is shown in one of the uniforms, above.

Photo from Rockford Morning Star May 19, 1946

Text on uniform design credit: from