It’s always seemed to me that baseball wives of the 1950s and 60s, in addition to being beautiful, were so classy and dignified when compared to the baseball wives of today. But I kind of figured this was probably a false perception—chalk it up to black and white still photography and the mystique of “the golden age” of baseball.
Now I’m not so sure. Here at Total Pro Sports we recently did a list of the 50 hottest MLB WAGs of 2012, and for every two guys married to their high school sweethearts, there’s at least one dating or married to a porn star, Playboy Playmate, or lingerie model. So maybe the gals were “classier” back in the day. I mean, there’s no way everything was as perfect as it looked in the pages of Life magazine—the divorce rate then and now is probably about the same—but if nothing else there was a little more concern for seeming wholesome.
So today, let’s take a look at some of the classy “dames” ballplayers used to marry back in the 1950s and 60s, shall we?