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Orlando Rebels – 1969 Souvenir Program

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TEAM HISTORY (from the program)

The Orlando Rebels were organized by Marge Ricker in 1954 and have been under her management ever since. In their early years, the Rebels played a limited schedule against mostly local competition. Gradually the team expanded its field of operation to reach its present scope. Today the Rebels play a regular season schedule of close to eighty games against teams from all over the nation.

 

Over the years the Rebels have won 489 regular season games while losing 193 – an average of 7 wins for every 10 games played while competing against many of the nation’s top teams.

 

They have won the Southern Regional Championship 7 times (as host team for the 1964 and 1966 National Tournaments, the Rebels did not compete in the Regional Tournaments those years) and competed in 0 National Tournaments where they have compiled an 18-18 record while finishing in the top five in the 20-team field three times.

 

In 1965 the Rebels joined the Eastern Major League. In four season of play in the Eastern Major League, they finished second behind the National Champion Raybestos Brakettes of Stratford, Connecticut three times and last season captured the Eastern Major League title.

 

This season the Rebels will compete in the newly organized Atlantic Coast Women’s League along with the perennial National Champions Raybestos Brakettes, Glennettes of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, Johnnys of Baltimore, and Schaeferettes of North Plainfield, New Jersey.

 

For the past three years the Rebels have competed in the famed Houston Invitational Tournament where they have lost but one game over the 3 year period as they captured back to back titles in 1966-1967 and reached the finals in 1968. During this 3 year period they have had but 3 runs scored against them in Houston Invitational play. Their performance is unequaled in the 18 year history of the Houston Invitational Tournament.

 

In addition to their regular season, the Rebels meet the Half Century Men’s Club every other Sunday afternoon during the winter and early spring. These games, played in St. Petersburg, are witnessed by thousands of fans . . . many of those fans are winter visitors representing nearly every state in the United States, plus several foreign countries.

 

During the 1968-69 winter season the Rebels had an unprecedented undefeated record — a feat never before accomplished by any girls’ team against the Half Century Club.  

 

The Rebels are a close knit group with great team spirit. Every member of the team devotes many hours to practice and games. Their dedication to the game and to the team is reflected in the team’s record and performance. While the Rebels are justifiably proud of the number of individual honors that they have been accorded its members, it is in their strength as a TEAM that they take THEIR GREATEST PRIDE.

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Skyline Restaurants - McCoy Jetport and Herndon Airport

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Skyline Restaurants - McCoy Jetport and Herndon Airport

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Finnies Inc. Body Shop 1969

Finnies advertisement from the  Orlando Rebels 1969 souvenir program.  Finnie's Inc. Body Shop, 808 W. Central, Orlando, Florida Complete pa...

Orlando Rebels 1969 Program - Advertisements 1

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Orlando Rebels 1969 Program - Advertisements 2

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Orlando Rebels 1969 Program - Advertisements 3

Advertisements featured in the 1969 Orlando Rebels Souvenir Program. Esther J. Corwin Realtor at 22 Lake Beauty Drive. Benny's Texaco Service at 301 S....

Orlando Rebels 1969 Program - Advertisements 4

 Advertisements featured in the 1969 Orlando Rebels Souvenir Program. Craven's dresses and Sportswear in Colonialtown - Orlando. "Our Sportswear ...

Christiansen Motors

Advertisements featured in the 1969 Souvenir Program of the Orlando Rebels. Christiansen Motors - New and Used Cars, Forest City. Lyle Christiansen.

Hilton Inn

Advertisement published in the 1969 Orlando Rebels Souvenir Program. Hilton Inn - 3200 West Colonial Drive with "A Tropical Shangri-la".

Orlando Rebels 1969 Program - Advertisements 5

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Orlando Rebels - Sissie Zollinger

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Orlando Rebels - Mary Jane Torrez

Mary Jane Torrez One of the most popular and respected players among the Rebels is veteran first sacker Mary Jane Torrez, now in...

Orlando Rebels - Stephany Tenney

Stephany Tenney Stephany joined the Rebels in the 1968 season and is well-known for her fine plays and inexhaustible energy. Defensively she is...

Orlando Rebels - Toni Swartout

TONI SWARTOUT Toni broke into the Rebel line up as a 15 year old rookie in 1960 and has been a regular ever...

Orlando Rebels - Robbie Robinson

ROBBIE ROBINSON   Robbie started playing softball at the age of 12 in a Jacksonville recreation league. She played with Jacksonville teams until ...

Orlando Rebels - Robbie Robinson

ROBBIE ROBINSON   Robbie started playing softball at the age of 12 in a Jacksonville recreation league. She played with Jacksonville teams until ...

Orlando Rebels - Pat Walker

PAT WALKER   A lifetime average of .312, holder of the team record for most stolen bases in a season, eight times All State,...

Orlando Rebels - Ernie Rinks

ERNIE RINKS At the conclusion of the 1967 season, Ernie retired after five seasons with the Rebels. One season of inactivity was enough...

Orlando Rebels - Jeannie Pellagatto

JEANNIE PELLAGATTO Consistent dependability has marked Jeannie's play since she joined the Rebel team in 1968. Finishing that season with a respectabl...

Orlando Rebels - Jean Daves

JEAN DAVES   For many seasons Jean display outstanding ability while pitching for various teams in the Southeast ... mostly in Atlanta ... but...

Orlando Rebels - Cathy Gibbons

CATHY GIBBONS  Although in her fourth season of play with the  Rebels, seventeen year old Cathy is still the "baby" of the team....

Orlando Rebels - Darlene May and Patty Myers

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Orlando Rebels - Snookie Mulder and Nancy Kinard

SNOOKIE MULDER After playing slow pitch for two years in Leesburg, a versatile athlete, Snookie Mulder, has joined the Rebels. Snookie graduated from...

Orlando Rebels - Marge Ricker and Jennie Dyer

MARGE RICKER Small wonder that when it comes to softball in general and the Rebels in particular that Rebel manager Marge Ricker really...

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Orlando Rebels Souvenir Program 1969

Orlando Rebels 1969 program complete with photos and bios of the players.


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