1939 Women's Fast Pitch Softball League
Not only Chicago's first baseball museum but Emery A. Parichy founded a Girls Baseball League and built a stadium for them to use. His love of baseball was well known and respected by the Major League Baseball and they supported his idea to build a ball park for amateur fast pitch softball. The ball field Parichy Stadium was a softball palace in Forest Park, Illinois and home of the Parichy Bloomer Girls.
One of the best players on the team was Dorothy "Boots" Klupping an outstanding pitcher and a great hitter many thought she could play in the Major Leagues. In 1944 she joined Wrigley's All-American Girls Professional Baseball League the Racine Bells and in 1972 was inducted into the Amateur Softball Association's Hall of Fame