All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Following from the 1947 Official Year Book... author Unknown: For the second consecutive year, the league champion also copped the Shaughnessy playoff crown, when the Racine Belles, duplicating the feat of the 1945 Rockford Peaches, went all the way in the post-season series to win double laurels.
Millie Deegan was the pitching star of the over-all series, beating Grand Rapids and Racine twice each and winning four straight before the Belles finally stopped her in her final game relief role.
Jo Winter shone on the mound for the Racine Belles, winning one from South Bend and three from Rockford for a final accounting of 4 wins and 1 loss.
Sophie Kurys of the Belles would be adjudged an all-around star of the series, leading all players in hitting and scoring runs and playing a stellar game afield. In the South Bend series she scored six runs and garnered nine hits in four games and in the final game against Rockford, she was the entire Racine offense, stealing five bases and scoring the only run of the contest after her own hit and steal.
Dorothy Snookie Harrell of the Peaches was a lively hitting star in the series games and helped to keep the Peaches spark alive in their final efforts against the Belles. Dottie Kamenshak, the league's batting champion for 1946, was held down fairly well by Racine pitching until the final game when she rapped out four hits.
Maddy English, Racine third sacker was an important hitter in the South Bend series, winning the all-important first game with a double in the seventeenth (17) inning. Connie Wisniewski, Grand Rapids pitcher, and Edythe Perlick , Racine left fielder, both hit circuit blows (homers) in the series games as did English.
Betty Whiting of Grand Rapids did some fancy extra-base socking to help the Chicks in the series against Rockford. In ten series games, Racine had a total of 36 runs, 66 hits and 20 errors; in eleven games Rockford had 17 runs, 69 hits and 18 errors; in five games Grand Rapids had 8 runs, 27 hits and 10 errors; in four games South Bend totaled 18 runs, 25 hits and 12 errors. baseballhistorian.com - The History of Womens Baseball AAGPBL - 1946 Racine Belles
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