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The New York Female Giants

New York Female Giants

The Female Giants gather after a game before their fans who regularly turned out int he thousands to see Bloomer Girls in action. In time, men on Bloomer teams dropped their disguises and more teams boasted all-female lineups.

Bloomers occasionally played each other but most often they squared off against all-male amateur and semiprofessional clubs on their cross-country tours. While some squads had sideshow-like character, others, such as Kansas City and Philadelphia in the 1920s, were highly skilled and regularly knocked off men's teams.