South Bend Blue Sox Baseball Dress, worn by Betsy Jochum

Description (Brief):

Betsy Jochum (b. 1921) was one of the original sixty members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, founded in 1943. Jochum played the entirety of her six year career (1943-1948) with the South Bend (Indiana) Blue Sox.

Description (Brief)

Jochum began as a speedy outfielder with the ability to put the bat on the ball. Often leading off for the Blue Sox, she amassed 354 stolen bases, including seven in one game, and led the league in hits twice (1943 and 1944.)

Description (Brief)

Jochum retired in 1948, staying in South Bend to become a teacher. The AAGPBL ceased operations in 1954.

Date Made: 1943 - 1948

Wearer: Jochum, Betsy

Location: Currently not on view

Used: United States: Indiana, South Bend

Subject: Professional, All American Girls Baseball League, Women, Baseball, Sports

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Betsy Jochum

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0183.01Accession Number: 1983.0183Catalog Number: 1983.0183.01

Object Name: dress, baseball

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 34 1/2 in x 26 1/2 in; 87.63 cm x 67.31 cm


Record Id: nmah_667528

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