1960-1980s: Women’s Fastpitch

Kopper Kweens League Champs, 1982. Yukon Archives, Whitehorse Star Ltd. fonds, 82/563 f135 #4.

Kopper Kweens League Champs, 1982.
Yukon Archives, Whitehorse Star Ltd. fonds, 82/563 f135 #4.

The Ladies Fastball League in Whitehorse included the Bamboos, the Kopper Queens and 7-Up. According to an article from July 9, 1964: “Last Monday’s game between the Kopper Queens and
7-Up was a real slugfest. The Queens out hit 7-Up but the game was really interesting throughout…. There is one girl who has defied gravity to the extent that she wears a very attractive piled hairdo which does not even come loose.”

Meanwhile Dawson City women formed their own four-team softball league with the Whirly Birds (sponsored by Klondike Helicopters), the Wildcats (sponsored by Gillespie Construction) and the DC-3s (sponsored by Connelly-Dawson Airways), and the Sleepers (sponsored by the Service Hotel).

Women’s Tourist Services softball team, 1971-72. Yukon Archives, Whitehorse Star Ltd. fonds, 82/563 f135 #4.

Women’s Tourist Services softball team, 1971-72.
Yukon Archives, Whitehorse Star Ltd. fonds, 82/563 f135 #4.

In 1971, five teams faced off in the Ladies Senior Softball League play: Tourist Services, Kopper Kweens, Capitallettes, Travellettes, and the Labatt’s Blues (the former Seven-Up team). At the end of the season Tourist Services had led the league with only one loss all season.
The Tourist Services line up consisted of Norma Burrell, Mae Moffatt, Mugsy Joe, Marlene Labar, Myrna Anderson, Meg Paulson, Lorraine Stick, Terry Simpson, Glennis Allen, Joyce Andrews, Olive Lalonde, Marg Baltimore, Cookie Morgan and Sue MacDonald.

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