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February 6, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The economy was starting to make a comeback, so Elsie Cox and Betty Bergen, a couple of enterprising Orange High students, figured they could squeeze a few sponsorship bucks out of the fellows down at the local Lions club. After all, there was no way a bunch of high school kids were going to come up with the $5 it cost for softball uniforms in 1936.
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February 6, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER
The Orange Lionettes' amateur softball dynasty came to an end in 1976, when the team became the Santa Ana Lionettes of the International Women's Professional Softball Assn. And the glory years were definitely over. "We figured that since there were about 200,000 girls playing softball in Orange County that the fans would keep coming," franchise holder Ed Goldstein told The Times in 1976. "Obviously we were wrong. It was financial disaster."
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February 6, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER
The Orange Lionettes' amateur softball dynasty came to an end in 1976, when the team became the Santa Ana Lionettes of the International Women's Professional Softball Assn. And the glory years were definitely over. "We figured that since there were about 200,000 girls playing softball in Orange County that the fans would keep coming," franchise holder Ed Goldstein told The Times in 1976. "Obviously we were wrong. It was financial disaster."
SPORTS
February 6, 1998 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The economy was starting to make a comeback, so Elsie Cox and Betty Bergen, a couple of enterprising Orange High students, figured they could squeeze a few sponsorship bucks out of the fellows down at the local Lions club. After all, there was no way a bunch of high school kids were going to come up with the $5 it cost for softball uniforms in 1936.
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