Annebelle Thompson

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Annebelle Thompson
Annebelle Thompson.jpg
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Pitcher
Born: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Championship Team (1943)
  • Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Honorary Induction (1998)
  • Women in Baseball – AAGPBL Permanent Display
    at Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (1988)

Annebelle Thompson (McFarlane) was a pitcher who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1943 season. She batted and threw right handed.[1]

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Annie Thompson was one of the 57 players born in Canada to join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in its twelve years history. She also became one of the sixty original players recruited by the league for its inaugural season.

Thompson was assigned to the Racine Belles, a team managed by former big leaguer Johnny Gottselig, as part of a pitching staff headed by Mary Nesbitt, Joanne Winter and Gloria Marks.[2]

In her only season she posted a team second-best 11 wins and ranked among the top 10 pitchers of the league, ending eight in innings pitched (223) and ninth in earned run average (3.51), while tying for seventh for the most wins to help Racine win the championship.[3]

Thompson is part of Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, which was unveiled in 1988 to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She also gained honorary induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Pitching

GP W L W-L% ERA IP H RA ER BB SO WHIP
32 11 15 .423 3.51 223 237 159 86 64 23 1.35

Batting

GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA
32 85 5 13 2 1 1 4 2 10 29 .153

Fielding

GP PO A E TC FA
32 11 78 10 99 .900

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ All-American Girls Professional Baseball League website – Annebelle Thompson entry
  2. ^ 1943 Racine Belles
  3. ^ All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book – W. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2000. Format: Paperback, 294pp. Language: English. ISBN 0-7864-3747-2
  4. ^ Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame – 1998 Inductees