Lenna Arnold

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Lenna Arnold
Lenna Arnold.jpg
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Pitcher
Born: (1920-10-29)October 29, 1920
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died: January 22, 2010(2010-01-22) (aged 89)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Women in Baseball – AAGPBL Permanent Display
    at Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (1988)

Lenna Arnold (October 29, 1920 – January 22, 2010) was a pitcher who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 7", 135 lb., she batted and threw right handed.[1][2]

Lenna Arnold was an outstanding softball pitcher before joining the AAGPBL with her hometown Fort Wayne Daisies in the 1946 season.[3]

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lenna was the only daughter of two children born to John E., Sr. and Marie (Klemm) Arnold. She was a 1939 graduate of Central High School, Ball State University and Indiana University. An all-around athlete, she excelled at softball with the Uhligs Machine Shop and also played basketball for the City Light squad, while participating in golf, skiing and bowling.[2]

״Sis״, as her Daisies teammates called her, had a modest career during her only season in the league, ending with a 2-4 record in just six pitching appearances. As a hitter, she went 3-for-14 for a .214 batting average.[1]

After that, she labored as a teacher during 35 years for Fort Wayne Community Schools, teaching at Central and Northrop high schools, before retiring in 1978.[2]

Following her retirement, she followed the Indiana Hoosiers on the basketball court and enjoyed travelling throughout the United States in a motorhome.[2]

In 1988, Arnold received further recognition when she became part of Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, which was unveiled to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

She died in 2010 at her home of Fort Wayne at the age of 89.[2]

Pitching statistics[edit]

GP W L W-L% ERA IP H RA ER BB SO HBP WP WHIP
6 2 4 .333 n/a 40 37 32 n/a 23 1 1 2 1.50

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