“Two teams to start Battle for Industrial Baseball Championship” – 9/5/1937

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/5/1937

“Factory Cagers in Close Tilts” – 1946, R.I.A.A. Industrial League


Source:  Rockford Register-Republic Nov. 20, 1946

Rockford Drill Girls softball league champions – 1945, R.I.A.A.

Same photographs, 2 versions of lightened up from microfilm. Rockford Morning Star 8/26/1945

Caption reads: “Rockford Drill girls, champions of the National division of the girls’ Industrial softball league, took a one-game lead over the Barber-Colman girls, American loop title winners and defending champions of 1944, by defeating the B-C team 6-5 of the first game of the championship series played last week.  The second series game will be played next Thursday evening. Pictured above is the Rockford Drill squad with Sophie Harezlak and Lou Johnson absent when the picture was taken. Top row-left to right- Delores Carlson, Dorothy Goubas, Helen Young, Josephine Castelli, Nat Giardini and Irene Picavet.  Bottom Row – left to right- Fern Krugjohann, Betty Solar, Leona Rager, Manager Floyd Johnson, Capt. Lillian Holmberg, Angeline Spadacini, Ida Mae Schweiger.



Bowling League Standings Oct 18 1949 – R.I.A.A. “A”, Business Men’s

Source: Rockford Sports and Entertainment Guide, Oct. 18, 1949

Sundstrand, 1945-47 – RIAA basketball teams


Source: Rockford Register Star July 17, 2000  “The Way We Were”

Rockford Industrial Athletic Association – 1965, Cagers

RIAA Cagers

Source:  Rockford Morning Star March 7, 1965

R.I.A.A., RMA softball and Rockford Lawn Bowling Tourney – 1975

R.I.A.A. Softball

Source:  Rockford Morning Star July 1, 1975

“Firemen, Mechanics Cop Makeup Verdicts” – R.I.A.A. 6-1-1956

Firemen Mechanics

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic  6/1/1956