Louella Daetweiler

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Louella Daetweiler
Louella Daetweiler.jpg
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Catcher
Born: (1918-04-30)April 30, 1918
Lynwood, California
Died: August 22, 2004(2004-08-22) (aged 86)
Long Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Women in Baseball – AAGPBL Permanent Display
    at Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (1988)

Louella M. Daetweiler (April 30, 1918 – August 22, 2004) was a catcher who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 3", 160 lb., she batted and threw right handed.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Born in Lynwood, California,[3] Daetweiler graduated from Compton College, where she was a member of the basketball and field hockey teams. She also played organized softball in several years before joining the league for the 1944 season.[4][5]

Daetweiler played 33 games for the Rockford Peaches, serving as a backup to Peaches incumbent catcher Dorothy Green and coming off the bench as pinch hitter. ״Daets״, as her teammates called her, also worked as a chaperone for the team during her only season in the league.[6]

After baseball, she coached and officiated for 39 years at Compton College.[5]

Recognition[edit]

In 1988, Louella 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.

Death[edit]

Daetweiler was a longtime resident of Long Beach, California, where she died at the age of 86.[1][5]

Career statistics[edit]

Batting

GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB TB BB SO BA OBP SLG
33 76 4 6 0 0 0 8 4 6 6 5 .079 .146 .079

Fielding

GP PO A E TC DP FA
19 38 7 12 57 0 .789

[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League official website – Louella Daetweiler profile". 
  2. ^ The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: A Biographical DictionaryW. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2005. Format: Softcover, 295 pp. Language: English. ISBN 978-0-7864-2263-0. OCLC 60387152
  3. ^ "Louella Daetweiler". Official Website of the AAGPBL. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Compton College Dar-U-Gar – 1936 Yearbook
  5. ^ a b c d The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
  6. ^ 1944 Rockford Peaches

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