All-American Girls Professional Baseball League All-Star Team

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The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) was a women's professional baseball circuit which existed for twelve seasons from 1943 through 1954.[1]

For the first three seasons the league did not have an official All-Star team. Nevertheless, on July 1, 1943 took effect the first All-Star Game of the league, which coincidentally became the first night game ever played at Wrigley Field. The contest was played under temporary lights between two teams composed of Racine Belles and Kenosha Comets players against South Bend Blue Sox and Rockford Peaches players. At the end of the inaugural season the league selected an All-Star team composed of fifteen players. Currently there are no records available to indicate that an All-Star team was recognized during the 1944 and 1945 seasons.[2][3]

Starting in 1946, the team's managers of the league selected a squad of All-Star players as a result of individual achievements and performances during the regular season. In the voting, more than a hundred players received some recognition in nine successive seasons and the All-Star Team would play against the club with the best record in an exhibition game.[4]

1943[edit]

Position Player Team
Pitchers Margaret Berger South Bend Blue Sox
Olive Little Rockford Peaches
Mary Nesbitt Racine Belles
Helen Nicol Racine Belles
Catchers Bonnie Baker South Bend Blue Sox
Irene Hickson Racine Belles
First base Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches
Second base Margaret Stefani South Bend Blue Sox
Third base Ann Harnett Kenosha Comets
Shortstop Gladys Davis Rockford Peaches
Pauline Pirok Kenosha Comets
Outfield Eleanor Dapkus Racine Belles
Shirley Jameson Kenosha Comets
Edythe Perlick Racine Belles
Claire Schillace Racine Belles

[5]

1944-1945[edit]

  • No All-Star teams

1946[edit]

Position Player Team Time
Pitchers Anna Mae Hutchison Racine Belles
Carolyn Morris Rockford Peaches
Joanne Winter Racine Belles
Connie Wisniewski Grand Rapids Chicks
Catchers Bonnie Baker South Bend Blue Sox 2nd
Ruth Lessing Grand Rapids Chicks
First base Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches 2nd
Second base Sophie Kurys Racine Belles
Third base Maddy English Racine Belles
Shortstop Senaida Wirth South Bend Blue Sox
Outfield Thelma Eisen Rockford Peaches
Merle Keagle Grand Rapids Chicks
Elizabeth Mahon South Bend Blue Sox

[4][6]

1947[edit]

Position Player Team Time
Pitchers Mildred Earp Grand Rapids Chicks
Anna Mae Hutchison Racine Belles 2nd
Dorothy Mueller Peoria Redwings
Doris Sams Muskegon Lassies
Catcher Ruth Lessing Grand Rapids Chicks 2nd
First base Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches 3rd
Second base Sophie Kurys Racine Belles 2nd
Third base Mary Reynolds Peoria Redwings
Shortstop Dorothy Harrell Rockford Peaches
Outfield Josephine Lenard Rockford Peaches
Edythe Perlick Racine Belles 2nd
Audrey Wagner Kenosha Comets

[4][7]

1948[edit]

Position Player Team Time
Pitchers Lois Florreich Rockford Peaches
Alice Haylett Grand Rapids Chicks
Joanne Winter Racine Belles
Catcher Ruth Lessing Grand Rapids Chicks 3rd
First base Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches 4th
Second base Sophie Kurys Racine Belles 3rd
Third base Maddy English Racine Belles 2nd
Shortstop Dorothy Harrell Rockford Peaches 2nd
Outfield Edythe Perlick Racine Belles 3rd
Audrey Wagner Kenosha Comets 2nd
Connie Wisniewski Grand Rapids Chicks 2nd

[4][8]

1949[edit]

Position Player Team Time
Pitchers Louise Erickson Rockford Peaches
Jean Faut South Bend Blue Sox
Lois Florreich Rockford Peaches 2nd
Catchers Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches
Marge Villa Kenosha Comets
First base Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches 5th
Second base Sophie Kurys Racine Belles 4th
Third base Maddy English Racine Belles 3rd
Shortstop Dorothy Harrell Rockford Peaches 3rd
Outfield Elizabeth Mahon South Bend Blue Sox 2nd
Doris Sams Muskegon Lassies 2nd
Connie Wisniewski Grand Rapids Chicks 3rd

[4][9]

1950[edit]

Position Player Team Time
Pitchers Louise Erickson Rockford Peaches 2nd
Jean Faut South Bend Blue Sox 2nd
Lois Florreich Rockford Peaches 3rd
Maxine Kline Fort Wayne Daisies
Alma Ziegler Grand Rapids Chicks
Catcher Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches 2nd
First base Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches 6th
Second base Evelyn Wawryshyn Fort Wayne Daisies
Third base Fern Shollenberger Kenosha Comets
Shortstop Dorothy Harrell Rockford Peaches 4th
Infield utility Marie Wegman Fort Wayne Daisies
Outfield Jacquelyn Kelley Rockford Peaches
Doris Sams Kalamazoo Lassies 3rd
Doris Satterfield Grand Rapids Chicks
Betty Wagoner South Bend Blue Sox

[4][10]

1951[edit]

Position Player Team Time
Pitchers Jean Faut South Bend Blue Sox 3rd
Rose Gacioch Rockford Peaches
Maxine Kline Fort Wayne Daisies 2nd
Catcher Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches 3rd
First base Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches 7th
Second base Charlene Pryer South Bend Blue Sox
Third base Fern Shollenberger Kenosha Comets 2nd
Shortstop Alice Pollitt Racine Belles
Outfield Eleanor Callow Rockford Peaches
Doris Sams Kalamazoo Lassies 4th
Connie Wisniewski Grand Rapids Chicks 4th

[4][11]

1952[edit]

Position Player Team Time
Pitchers Jean Cione Battle Creek Belles
Gloria Cordes Kalamazoo Lassies
Rose Gacioch Rockford Peaches 2nd
Maxine Kline Fort Wayne Daisies 3rd
Alma Ziegler Grand Rapids Chicks 2nd
Catchers Rita Briggs Battle Creek Belles
Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches 4th
Jenny Romatowski Kalamazoo Lassies
First base Betty Foss Fort Wayne Daisies
Second base Joan Berger Rockford Peaches
Third base Fern Shollenberger Kenosha Comets 3rd
Shortstop Dorothy Schroeder Fort Wayne Daisies
Infield utility Dorothy Harrell Rockford Peaches 5th
Barbara Hoffman South Bend Blue Sox
Alice Pollitt Rockford Peaches 2nd
Outfield Eleanor Callow Rockford Peaches 2nd
Doris Sams Kalamazoo Lassies 5th
Joanne Weaver Fort Wayne Daisies

[4][12]

1953[edit]

Position Player Team Time
Pitchers Jean Faut South Bend Blue Sox 4th
Rose Gacioch Rockford Peaches 3rd
Maxine Kline Fort Wayne Daisies 4th
Eleanor Moore Grand Rapids Chicks
Earlene Risinger Grand Rapids Chicks
Catchers Mary Baumgartner South Bend Blue Sox
Jean Lovell Kalamazoo Lassies
Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches 5th
Jenny Romatowski Kalamazoo Lassies 2nd
Kathryn Vonderau Muskegon Belles
First base Betty Foss Fort Wayne Daisies 2nd
June Peppas Kalamazoo Lassies
Second base Jean Geissinger Fort Wayne Daisies
Alma Ziegler Grand Rapids Chicks 3rd
Third base Katie Horstman Fort Wayne Daisies
Fern Shollenberger Kalamazoo Lassies 4th
Shortstop Margaret Russo Muskegon Belles
Dorothy Schroeder Kalamazoo Lassies 2nd
Infield utility Marguerite Pearson South Bend Blue Sox
Outfield Eleanor Callow Rockford Peaches 3rd
Joyce Ricketts Grand Rapids Chicks
Jenny Romatowski Kalamazoo Lassies 2nd
Doris Satterfield Grand Rapids Chicks 2nd
Jane Stoll Kalamazoo Lassies
Betty Wagoner South Bend Blue Sox 2nd
Joanne Weaver Fort Wayne Daisies 2nd

[4][13]

1954[edit]

Position Player Team Time
Pitchers Gloria Cordes Kalamazoo Lassies 2nd
Maxine Kline Fort Wayne Daisies 5th
Janet Rumsey South Bend Blue Sox
Nancy Warren Kalamazoo Lassies
Catcher Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches 6th
First base June Peppas Kalamazoo Lassies 2nd
Second base Jean Geissinger Fort Wayne Daisies 2nd
Alma Ziegler Grand Rapids Chicks 4th
Third base Fern Shollenberger Kalamazoo Lassies 3rd
Pitchers Margaret Russo Rockford Peaches 2nd
Dorothy Schroeder Kalamazoo Lassies 3rd
Outfield Wilma Briggs South Bend Blue Sox
Eleanor Callow Rockford Peaches 4th
Joyce Ricketts Grand Rapids Chicks 2nd
Doris Satterfield Grand Rapids Chicks 3rd
Joanne Weaver Fort Wayne Daisies 3rd

[4][14]

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