|On Course for Baseball History - the First Womens Professional League
Compiled by baseballhistorian.com - AAGPBL Archives
* Doris Sams, Outfielder and Pitcher Muskegon Lassies - a gifted athlete, she was one of the leading players of the AAGPBL. Nicknamed Sammye... joined the league at age 19 in 1946, - pitched a perfect game on August 18, 1947 - used as an outfielder because of her batting abilities. Was a six time All-Star. Sams and was selected Player of the Year in 1947 and in 1949... Born in Knoxville, TN
* Dorothy Harrell, Shortstop Rockford Peaches, RH - joined the AAGBL at age 20 in 1944... her winning desire helped the Peaches win four Championships. Her 306 career RBIs ranks 13th best in league history... A top-of-the line fielding shortstop, and a slap hitter, she batted a career-high .271 in '50... called Snooky or married name of Snookie Doyle career stats: stole 229 lifetime bases, 206 times and struck out just 95 times in 2,922 games, .228 Batting Average.
* Kay Heim, Catcher Kenosha Comets, Right-handed - a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada... she fulfilled a dream by playing with the world's best women professionals ballplayers. Noted for her strong, accurate throwing arm, she played two years, 1943-1944, before marrying... Compiled a sterling .950 fielding percentage.
* Martha Rommelaere, Outfielder Kenosha Comets, Right-handed - another womens star from Edmonton, Canada... in 1949 she was awarded Canada's Alberta Most Valuable Player before playing one season for the Kenosha Comets - 1950.
* Edna Frank, Catcher Minneapolis Millerettes, RH - born in St. Louis on 6/15/1924 she joined the AAGPBL as a rookie 20-year-old in 1944... after playing 16 games she was traded to Racine in mid-year, and chose not to report, and joined the US Navy instead. She later married and raised 8 wonderful children.
* Virginia Bell, Pitcher and Outfielder Springfield Sallies, Right-handed - played one season in the All-American Girls Professional League, 1948... later proudly served 2 years in the US Military with the WACS in Japan... nicknamed Ginger Bell.