Catcher's Mitt, Grand Rapids Chicks,  All-american Girls Baseball League Archival Collection #66
Catcher's Mitt, Grand Rapids Chicks,  All-american Girls Baseball League Archival Collection #66
Catcher's Mitt, Grand Rapids Chicks,  All-american Girls Baseball League Archival Collection #66
Catcher's Mitt, Grand Rapids Chicks,  All-american Girls Baseball League Archival Collection #66
Catcher's Mitt, Grand Rapids Chicks,  All-american Girls Baseball League Archival Collection #66
Catcher's Mitt, Grand Rapids Chicks,  All-american Girls Baseball League Archival Collection #66


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Catcher's Mitt, Grand Rapids Chicks, All-american Girls Baseball League Archival Collection #66

Identifier:
196479
Description:
Brown leather mitt used by a member of the Grand Rapids Chicks Baseball Team. Cather's Mitt, Wilson, streamlined fingers, Pat. No. 2231204
Date:
1943 – 1956
Materials:
Leather
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Marilyn Jenkins
Rights:

Exhibits/Programs
Leagues of Their Own (2003)

TOYS! (2018 – 2020)
This GRPM original exhibit featured toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras. This interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games is sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  
Makers/Donors
Wilson

Marilyn Jenkins

A lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Marilyn was the longtime owner-operator of MM Jenkins Estate Services. She previously held positions at Butterworth Hospital and Reamon Law. A professional baseball player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Marilyn was a catcher for the Grand Rapids Chicks. She joined the Chicks initially in 1945 as a bat girl and upon turning age 16 became a team member for the 1952-1954 seasons. 
(Source: 
Jenkins, Marilyn. “Marilyn Jenkins.” Mlive.com. Grand Rapids Press from Feb. 10 to Feb. 23, 2020. Accessed online October 8, 2020. https://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/grandrapids/obituary.aspx?n=marilyn-jenkins&pid=195358478&fhid=21051.)