Beverly Dustrude

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Beverly Dustrude
Beverly Dustrude.jpg
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Second base
Born: (1926-10-24)October 24, 1926
Beloit, Wisconsin
Died: December 1, 2008(2008-12-01) (aged 82)
Oxnard, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
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Beverly Dustrude [Roberson] (October 24, 1926 – December 1, 2008) was a second basewoman who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She batted and threw right-handed.[1][2]

Born in Beloit, Wisconsin, Dusty Dustrude joined the Rockford Peaches in time to travel to Cuba for the AAGPBL spring training in 1947. She was used sparingly and did not return for the 1948 season.[1][3]

In 1949 Dustrude formed part of the Springfield Sallies, who had joined the Chicago Colleens as touring player development teams for the league. She only played in ten games altogether.[3][4][5]

In addition to softball and baseball, Dustrude participated in golf and bowling.[4]

Dustrude was a longtime resident of Oxnard, California, where she died at the age of 82.[1][6]

She is part of Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. The exhibition was unveiled on November 5, 1988, to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League rather than individual baseball personalities.[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League website – Beverly Dustrude entry". 
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball – Leslie A. Heaphy, Mel Anthony May. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2006. Format: Paperback, 438pp. Language: English. ISBN 0-7864-2100-2
  3. ^ a b c "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League History". 
  4. ^ a b Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball
  5. ^ Larry Fritsch Cards, LLC. AAGPBL Series 3, 2000
  6. ^ The Celebrity Black Book 2008 – Jordan Mcauley. Publisher: Mega Niche Media, December 2007. Format: Paperback, 814pp. Language: English. ISBN 978-1-60487-002-2