"Luisa Gallago "Cuban Player a Hit in Baseball Heyday"
Excerpts from article by Marino Martinez Peraza
We signed our contracts in 1948 in Havana and we traveled to Miami, where the training camp was located. Four of us stayed; Georgina went back to Cuba The contract was for $55 a week plus $14 for meals. It was good money at that time and we were able to rent a room at a house and provide for all our needs.
“The game calendar was similar to that of the Major Leagues. Women played between 110 and 120 games every season, six days a week. We traveled by bus. Uniforms were a normal skirt with shorts underneath, a shirt with the name of the team, a long-sleeve sweatshirt, high socks and spike shoes like the men’s.
“My debut was at third base batting leadoff with the Peoria Redwings of Illinois. I was later traded to South Bend, in Indiana. I was good at defense, was very fast running the bases and my arm was powerful I went to Cuba in the off-seasons. The American players who most impressed me were Senaida White and Dorothy Kamenshek.”
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Author: Marino Martinez Peraza
Contributed By: Merrie Fiedler
Copyright: Miami Herold 9/6/2011