Whitehorse Ladies Softball Champions, 1957. Back Row (Left to Right): ----, Anne Ennis, Sheila Redmond, Lorraine Nelson,  Helen Munroe (Fitch), Marion Eldon,  Betty Gibbs, June Fitcher, Jackie Currie,  Front Row (Left to Right): Angie Coughlin (Richardson), (Assistant Coach) (“Whitey”)  12. Shannon Redmond (Langsford), (Coach) Jim Eldon, Rusty Reid

Whitehorse Ladies Softball Champions, 1957. Back Row (Left to Right): —-, Anne Ennis, Sheila Redmond, Lorraine Nelson, Helen Munroe (Fitch), Marion Eldon, Betty Gibbs, June Fitcher, Jackie Currie, Front Row (Left to Right): Angie Coughlin (Richardson), (Assistant Coach) (“Whitey”) 12. Shannon Redmond (Langsford), (Coach) Jim Eldon, Rusty Reid.

Angie Richardson’s Softball Story

Angie Richardson had grown up playing ball with her sisters. “There were six girls in the family, so we pretty much had a full team,” she says. When she came to the Yukon for work in 1954, she began playing in the Whitehorse Ladies League. Over the next few years, she played shortstop and first base for the Army team, Tourist Services and the ‘98.
“We took it seriously and played to win,” she says. “We would be hyped up… yelling.” Though they were fierce competitors, winning the Whitehorse Ladies Fastball Championship in 1957, her fondest memories of playing softball are the time spent with her teammates. “It was the camaraderie. We had dances after the games. You were active with other people and got to travel with other people and we had lots of fun.”

Detail from Angie Richardson's 1957 Whitehorse '98 Team Fastball Jacket.

Detail from Angie Richardson’s Whitehorse ’98 Hotel Team Softball Jacket. They were the 1957 Ladies Fastball Champs.

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