Sport: Ladies of the Little Diamond

Millionaire Philip Knight Wrigley has had many radical ideas since he inherited his father's gum and baseball empire in 1932. He popularized Ladies' Day at big-league ball parks. He introduced sticks of gum to U.S. Army combat rations. For $185,000 he bought Dizzy Dean after his best pitching days were over. Last week P. K. Wrigley unwrapped his latest idea: a professional softball league for women.

Women softballers are nothing new. Scattered throughout the U.S. are some 40,000 semi-pro teams sponsored by breweries, taverns, bakeries, big industries and little individuals with a yen...

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