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.”