Evans 1944
Sunday Oregonian

This is from a 1944 profile of pitcher Betty Evans (later Betty Grayson) shortly after she led the then-new Portland Florists to a surprise victory at the national tournament. Sponsored by local florist Erv Lind, the Florists went on to become one of the best women’s fastpitch teams in the US. As the photos show, Evans and her teammates originally wore heavy, baggy pants, but they soon switched to shorts to match the other West Coast teams.