|All-American Girls Professional Baseball League|
|Died: February 16, 1983 (aged 58)
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Alspaugh was a light hitting outfielder with good defense and a strong throwing arm. She entered the league in 1948 with the Fort Wayne Daisies, playing for them in part of the season before joining the Rockford Peaches at the end of the year, in time to become a member of the champion team.
In the 1948 playoffs, Rockford swept the Kenosha Comets in the first round of the best-of-five series, and also swept the Racine Belles in the second round of the best-of-five series. The Peaches then went on to win the Championship Title, beating the Daisies in the best-of-seven series, four to one games. Alspaugh hit .240 in eight playoff games (6-for-25), including a double and one stolen base, while driving in one run and scoring four times. She opened 1949 with Rockford, but was traded to the Muskegon Lassies during the midseason.
Alspaugh died in her hometown of Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 58.
- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League website – Melba Alspaugh entry
- Intelius.com/Melba I. Alspaugh/Wichita, KS
- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book – W. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2000. Format: Hardcover, 294pp. Language: English. ISBN 0-7864-0597-X
- "Index of Wichita Eagle/Beacon Obituaries, 1983". Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society.