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This small collection contains a variety of items relating to Helen Nunamaker, including player documentation and league affiliations, news clippings, one scrapbook, and a multitude of photographs. Folder seven contains 15 (majority signed) photographs of Parichy Bloomer Girl players from the 1947 NGBL championship team. All but two of these signatures have been deciphered. The biographical sketch of Nunamaker largely derived from the letter her sister, Bonnie, wrote in 2010 to the donors of this collection (located in folder one).
Helen Delores Nunamaker was born on March 8, 1928 in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. She was born to Daniel Roy Nunamaker and Mary Jane (Johnson) Nunamaker. During childhood she participated in a variety of sports, including golf, bowling, and baseball. As a young adult, Nunamaker played for the National Girls Baseball League (NGBL), a league that existed from 1944-1954 in competition with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. In 1959, four years after retiring from professional baseball, Nunamaker married A. Lee Swogger. In her obituary she is named Helen N. Swogger.