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04-11-2017 - Diamond Girl: Nalda Bird Phillips - Class of 1944


Did You Know A Leuzinger Olympian Wrote The AAGPBL Victory Song...

Nalda Bird Phillips - Class of 1944

Nick Name: Birdie
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA US
Born: 02/11/1927
Died: 09/15/2004
Throw Hand: Left
Bat Handed: Right
Affiliation: Player
Positions: Pitcher,Utility Outfield
History: South Bend Blue Sox (1945)

Nalda pitched underhand and achieved the rare feat of pitching complete game shutouts in both games of a doubleheader. She is listed in the BASEBALL RECORD BOOKS as one of three American Professional pitchers to hurl TWO shutouts in a doubleheader. In 1947 she pitched in the National Girls Baseball League in Chicago because the AAGPBL instituted side-arm pitching that year and overhand pitching in 1948.

Victory Song

Batter up! Hear that call!
The time has come for one and all
To play ball.
We are the members of the All-American League.
We come from cities near and far.
We've got Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes,
We're all for one, we're one for all
We're All-Americans!
Each girl stands, her head so proudly high,
Her motto 'Do or Die.'
She's not the one to use or need an alibi.
Our chaperones are not too soft,
They're not too tough,
Our managers are on the ball.
We've got a president who really knows his stuff,
We're all for one, we're one for all,
We're All-Americans!

Official Song of the All-American Girls Baseball League co-written by Lavonne "Pepper" Paire Davis and Nalda "Bird" Phillips

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