|All-American Girls Professional Baseball League|
Born: May 2, 1918|
Died: December 11, 1977 (aged 59)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Rockford, Illinois, Berith was the daughter of Hjalmar and Valborg Ahlquist, of Swedish origin. At age 25, she became one of the oldest players signed by the league and was also the only Rockford native to play for her hometown Peaches.
Berith married Manfred J. Melin in 1942, and they had two sons, John and Bruce. Following her baseball stint, she stayed home to take care of her family. She lived all her life in Rockford, where she died in 1977 at the age of 59 after a long illness.
Eleven years after her death, Berith Melin 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.
- "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League official website – Berith Melin profile". Archived from the original on 2013-01-04.
- 1943 Rockford Peaches
- "The Morning Star – Berith Melin Obituary". Archived from the original on 2013-01-05.
- 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