Billie Harris and Ramblers 1962
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Billie Harris with Sun City Saints 1971
Arizona Softball Foundation

Here are two photos of pitcher Billie Harris with two of the Phoenix teams she played for: the Ramblers, whom she played with in the 1950s and 1960s, and the Sun City Saints, who took over where the Ramblers left off after that team folded in 1966. Harris was a phenomenal athlete and one of the first African Americans to achieve fame in fastpitch. Harris is in the far left of the back row in the Ramblers photo (top), with star catcher Dot Wilkinson standing in front of her. The Sun City Saints photo (Harris is third from the right, bottom row) is from the early ’70s, as is perhaps evidenced by the mustard yellow uniforms.