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What will happen when the ladies finally move in on the great American pastime? Why baseball cards like these, of course.

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Hope Olson
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Hope Olson
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Susan Lynn Kiger
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Susan Lynn Kiger
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Susan Lynn Kiger

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Susan Lynn Kiger

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Joyce Mandel

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Joyce Mandel

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Joyce Mandel

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Joyce Mandel

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Joyce Mandel

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Kristine DeBell

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Kristine DeBell

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Kristine DeBell

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Kristine DeBell

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Kristine DeBell

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Karen Hafter & Susan Kiger

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Karen Hafter & Susan Kiger

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Karen Hafter & Susan Kiger

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Karen Hafter

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Karen Hafter

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Karen Hafter

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Whitney Kaine

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Whitney Kaine

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Whitney Kaine
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Photo credits

all by Philip Dixon


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Philadelphia Fillies’ star catcher Stella “Blondie” Mastremski, voted “1977 Nookie of the Year”,
is perhaps best known for her preoccupation with hand signals. She generally prefers a fast ball.
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Stella “Blondie” Mastremski (Miss October 1976 Hope Olson)
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For years, Francis “Frenchie” LaFleur thought “batter up” meant she was ready to make pancakes, but she finally caught on.
Here she is testing a bat.
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Francis “Frenchie” LaFleur (Miss January 1977 Susan Lynn Kiger)
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Francis “Frenchie” LaFleur (Miss January 1977 Susan Lynn Kiger)
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Francis “Frenchie” LaFleur (Miss January 1977 Susan Lynn Kiger)
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Shortstop Edna “Knockers” Knutsen never lets anyone get past second base.
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Edna “Knockers” Knutsen (model Joyce Mandel)
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Edna “Knockers” Knutsen (model Joyce Mandel)
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Edna “Knockers” Knutsen (model Joyce Mandel)
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Edna “Knockers” Knutsen (model Joyce Mandel)
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Pinch hitter Ruth “Ruth” Babe, up from the bush leagues, easily handles a 40-ounce bat.
The signal she’s giving is not for a time out.
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Ruth “Ruth” Babe (model Kristine DeBell)
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Ruth “Ruth” Babe (model Kristine DeBell)
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Ruth “Ruth” Babe (model Kristine DeBell)
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Ruth “Ruth” Babe (model Kristine DeBell)
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New York Jugs pitcher Jean “Screwball” McCarthy, known for her knuckleball, is about to deliver her less-well-known knuckle sandwich
to the kisser of Washington Secs’ Francis “Frenchie” LaFleur, who has made a disparaging remark about her high hard ones.
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Jean “Screwball” McCarthy (Miss December 1976 Karen Hafter) and Francis “Frenchie” LaFleur (Miss January 1977 Susan Lynn Kiger)
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Jean “Screwball” McCarthy (Miss December 1976 Karen Hafter) and Francis “Frenchie” LaFleur (Miss January 1977 Susan Lynn Kiger)
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Jean “Screwball” McCarthy (Miss December 1976 Karen Hafter)
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Jean “Screwball” McCarthy (Miss December 1976 Karen Hafter)
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Jean “Screwball” McCarthy (Miss December 1976 Karen Hafter)
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[ Qualifying only for the magazine cover, and formerly a few pics in the Cyber Club, is Miss September 1976 Whitney Kaine. ]
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[ Miss September 1976 Whitney Kaine. ]
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[ Miss September 1976 Whitney Kaine. ]
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