Beyer Stadium was the home of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League's Rockford Peaches from 1943 to 1954. The stadium has been restored and is now home to the Rockford Starfires Women's Hardball/Baseball League.
The Rockford Peaches, a top-flight women's baseball team formed in 1943 by Chicago Cubs owner Phil Wrigley, started a run which lasted for 12 years, calling Beyer Stadium on 15th Avenue in Rockford, Illinois, home. The team was featured in the movie A League of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks, Madonna, Geena Davis and Rosie O'Donnell.
The team's uniform consisted of a peach colored dress featuring the Rockford city seal centered on the chest, along with red socks and cap. In later years, the Peaches wore a white home uniform with black socks and cap. The Peaches won the league championship in 1945, 1948, 1949, and 1950. (Wikipedia.com)
Learn more about Rockford’s modern day women’s baseball team, the Rockford Starfires, by clicking here.
The Great Midwest Baseball Tour
Travel through the rolling hills of Northwest Illinois and Iowa to experience three baseball attractions. Visit Beyer Stadium in Rockford, IL, Little Cubs Field in Freeport, IL and Field of Dreams in Dyersville, IA for family-friendly activities and adventure. Whether you make your trip in a weekend or a day, each ballpark has something fun for the whole family. Stop at any of the three locations to pick up your passport today. Play ball, stay overnight, eat and enjoy the Great Midwest Baseball Tour!
For information about each field's activities: Little Cubs Field - (800) 369-2955 - littlecubsfield.com Beyer Stadium - Rockford Area CVB: (815) 963-8111 - Facebook, Friends of Beyer Stadium Field of Dreams - (563) 875-8404 - fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com