Over Labor Day weekend 100s travelled to Rockford, IL to watch 6 teams compete in a tournament won by the Great Lakes Lightning over the Chicago Pioneers, 1-0. They also came to be a part of history. On Saturday evening, September 3rd, the City of Rockford handed over the keys to the IWBC of a new home for women's baseball. Forever the city and women's baseball will now be linked as past, present and future came together to dedicate the beginning of the new museum and education center. The center will be named for former players and IWBC Board members Maybelle Blair and Shirley Burkovich.
The new center will be an interactive walk through the history of women in baseball from the 19th century to the present.