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Phil Chess, Producer and Chess Records Co-Founder Passes

By Raymond Rolak

Phil and Leonard Chess outside of their iconic studios in Chicago at 2120 S. Michigan Ave. about 1964.

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The All-American Girls Baseball League

No Freaks, No Amazons, No Boyish Bobs

by Susan M. Cahn

Part II

The Pastel skirted uniforms worn by the Racine Bells were among the AAGBL’s primary trademarks of femininity.

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YESTERDAY'S CITY – Part III

Butch 0'Hare, Chicago's Borrowed Hero
BY PERRY R. DUIS

Sixty thousand wildly cheering St. Louisans welcome home their hero on April 26, 1942. From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association.

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No Freaks, No Amazons, No Boyish Bobs

by Susan M. Cahn

Part I

 Worried that baseball's status as the national pastime would not survive World War II, Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley devised a new spectacle to insure that it did.

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YESTERDAY'S CITY - Part II

Butch 0'Hare, Chicago's Borrowed Hero

Part II

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