Elizabeth Emry

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Elizabeth Emry
Elizabeth Emry.jpg
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Shortstop / Pitcher
Born: (1923-01-20)January 20, 1923
Manistique, Michigan
Died: April 18, 1995(1995-04-18) (aged 72)
New Port Richey, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Championship team (1946)
  • Women in Baseball – AAGPBL Permanent Display
    at Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (1988)

Elizabeth "Betty" Emry (January 20, 1923 – April 18, 1995) was an infielder and pitcher who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m), 130 lb, she batted and threw right-handed.[1]

A member of a championship team, Emry filled in at infield and pitched during her two-year stint in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Born in Manistique, Michigan, Emry played for the Keller Girls softball team in Detroit before joining the league with the Racine Belles in the 1945 season.[2][3]

She started her career at shortstop, but was converted to a pitcher because of her strong throwing arm.[4] She then posted a 7–4 record and a 2.15 earned run average in 15 games for the 1946 Belles champion team, even though she was still hampered by a knee injury. She also allowed three unearned runs in four innings of a postseason game, but did not have a decision.[5]

After baseball, Emry went to work at Briggs Aircraft plant close to end of World War II.[6]

She is part of Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, which was unveiled in 1988 to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Emry died in New Port Richey, Florida, at the age of 73.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Batting

GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP
134 365 24 65 1 0 0 34 11 43 42 .147 .238

Pitching

GP W L W-L% ERA IP H RA ER BB SO HBP WP WHIP
15 7 4 .636 2.15 91 85 39 22 24 16 11 5 1.10

Fielding

GP PO A E TC DP FA
95 151 173 27 351 4 .921

[1][5]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League official website – Elizabeth Emry profile".
  2. ^ The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: A Biographical DictionaryW.C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2005. Format: Softcover, 295 pp. ISBN 978-0-7864-2263-0
  3. ^ 1945 Racine Belles
  4. ^ Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball – Leslie A. Heaphy, Mel Anthony May. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2006. Format: Softcover, 438pp. ISBN 0-7864-2100-2
  5. ^ a b The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
  6. ^ Baseball Historian, page 171 Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Ancestry.com – Elizabeth Emry Social Security Death Index