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Beyer Stadium - Rockford Peaches

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Hidden : 02/04/2012
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The 1952 Rockford Peaches

Beyer Stadium, one mile from downtown Rockford, Illinois, was the home of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League's Rockford Peaches from 1943 to 1954.

One of the more successful teams in the AAGPBL, the Peaches won the league championship in 1945, 1948, 1949, and 1950 and had its share of star players.

The Rockford uniform consisted of a peach colored dress featuring the Rockford city seal centered on the chest, along with red socks and cap.

In 1992, the movie "A League of Their Own" was made that featured the Peaches. It was directed by Penny Marshall, and starred Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Rosie O'Donnell.

The stadium fell into disrepair and was torn down in the early 1990s. In 2004 the Rockford Park District approved a proposal to revamp Beyer Park. The friends of Beyer Stadium and other donors have re-created the original score board, created a vintage backstop, and installed a flag pole that features the Rockford Peaches flag.



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