|All-American Girls Professional Baseball League|
January 17, 1929|
Michigan City, Indiana
|Died: November 1, 2011
|Career highlights and awards|
Eilaine Roth [″I″] (January 17, 1929 – November 1, 2011) was an outfielder who played from 1948 through 1951 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 2", 123 lb., she batted and threw right-handed.
Born in Michigan City, Indiana, Eilaine Roth was the daughter of Herman and Elsie (née Kumnatzke) Roth. Younger than twin sister Elaine by fifteen minutes, Roth spent four years in the league mainly as a right fielder and pinch-hitter, while her sister was a pitcher for seven years. The twins attended Elston High School, graduating in 1946.
The Roth twins joined the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1948 with the Peoria Redwings. They played together for two years as the "dynamic duo" (″E″ and ″I″), because it worked well for promotion, but when the team folded before the 1951 season, Eilaine was relocated to the Kalamazoo Lassies and Ellaine joined the South Bend Blue Sox. In 1953, the sisters came together again in Kalamazoo.
Her most productive season came in 1950, when she posted career numbers in games played (107), hits (78) and stolen bases (64), while hitting a .202 average. Used sparingly in 1954, she hit .251 (52-for-207) in 79 games.
- "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League official website – Eilaine Roth profile".
- 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
- The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: A Biographical Dictionary – W. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2005. Format: Paperback, 295 pp. Language: English. ISBN 0-7864-3747-2
- The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
- Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball