|All-American Girls Professional Baseball League|
October 1, 1924|
|Died: 1985 (aged 60)
Tonto Basin, Arizona
|Career highlights and awards|
Betty Josephine Russell [″Rusty″] (1924–1985) was an outfielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m), 145 lb, Russell batted and threw right-handed. She was born in Globe, Arizona.
Russell saw little action with Racine, while playing as a fourth outfielder for all-stars Eleanor Dapkus, Edythe Perlick and Claire Schillace. She hit a .143 average in 12 games to help Racine clinch the 1946 championship.
Three years after her death, 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 – Betty Russell profile".
- 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
- 1946 Racine Belles Archived March 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book
- Find-a-Grave.com – Betty "Rusty" Russell (1924-1985)