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Akron Lady Locks' History



The Akron Lady Locks Base Ball Club was formed in 1997 as the Black Stockings’ female counterpart. The team is based is on the 1866 Vassar College Resolutes.

Although base ball was primarily a male game, even in its earliest forms there is mention of it being played by females. When women’s suffrage was on the rise and several women’s colleges opened in the late 1800s, ladies looking to develop healthy minds and bodies were more formally introduced to the sport. Several institutions of higher learning espoused the belief that women’s base ball clubs helped to develop character, camaraderie, and discipline.

The Akron Lady Locks’ Club motto:

"On and off the field, always a lady."

 

 
 

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