The High-A Fort Wayne TinCaps are using a promotional night to raise funds to support a monument to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The TinCaps will play Saturday, May 21, as the Fort Wayne Daisies, a women’s professional team that played from 1945 to 1954.
Jerseys are being auctioned off, with 100 percent of the proceeds supporting the renovation and improvement of a Fort Wayne Daisies monument at the historic site of the team’s home field located at Memorial Park, located approximately two miles east of Parkview Field, where the TinCaps play.
“Fort Wayne has a rich baseball history and the Daisies are front and center as trailblazers for the sport in this city,” said Michael Limmer, TinCaps Vice President of Marketing, in a statement. “While Memorial Park has long had a marker to designate it as the former home field of the Fort Wayne Daisies, we felt each individual Daisies player deserved to be recognized as well. This new monument will highlight each of the 144 former players and managers associated with the Daisies.”
The Fort Wayne Daisies will take the field against the West Michigan White Caps Saturday, May 21. The auction is live now and will close on Sunday, May 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET.