Celebration of women in sports at Parkview Field

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps are asking for assistance from fans. The team would love to hear from the children and grandchildren of former Fort Wayne Daisies players to share stories, photos, newspaper articles, and anything else historical and unique.

If able to assist, fill out this form or contact TinCaps Community and Fan Engagement Manager Brenda Feasby at 260-407-2809 or [email protected].

The TinCaps are hosting a Celebration of Women in Sports Night on Saturday, June 3 (6:35 p.m.) as they take on the South Bend Cubs. The TinCaps will be wearing special Daisies-themed jerseys for this game.

During the evening, fans also can expect to see former players from the Daisies and other All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) teams in attendance. Family and friends of AAGPBL alumni from other teams are also invited to reach out to the TinCaps.

The TinCaps will be honoring and recognizing these women for their community contributions and the legacy they built in the game of baseball. In addition, this night will also feature Postgame Fireworks presented by The Joint Chiropractic.

From 1945-54, the Daisies represented Fort Wayne in the AAGPBL. The Daisies finished in first place in the regular season in three consecutive years from ’52-54. Led by stars such as Betty Foss and Joanne Weaver, Fort Wayne qualified for the playoffs eight times and reached the championship series four times.

While the TinCaps had welcomed AAGPBL alums in the past, the celebration in 2022 was the best yet with five alumnae in attendance. The TinCaps are excited to make 2023 even better.

The AAGPBL, which operated from 1943-54, has been famously recognized over the years in a variety of ways, such as a special exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and the movie A League of Their Own.

The 2023 TinCaps season begins April 7, with Opening Day at Parkview Field set for April 11. Tickets to all games, including the Daisies Throwback Night, are on sale at TinCapsTickets.com, by calling 260-482-6400, and at the Parkview Field Ticket Office. Click here for a premium giveaway package that includes a Daisies bobblehead.

Click here to see what other promotions the TinCaps have planned for the year.