Kōrero: Softball and baseball

Naenae versus Railways, 1958

Naenae versus Railways, 1958

The Naenae team play Railways in a women's club game at Lower Hutt in 1958. Lower Hutt was the birthplace of softball in New Zealand, thanks to the sport's promotion by Canadian Bill Wilson, manager of the local Ford Motor Company plant.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1958/4195-F

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Tony Smith and David Green, 'Softball and baseball - Origins and organisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39627/naenae-versus-railways-1958 (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Tony Smith and David Green, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jul 2015