|All-American Girls Professional Baseball League|
|Third base / Second base|
January 6, 1931|
|Died: March 15, 2001
|Career highlights and awards|
Fern Gertrude Battaglia (January 6, 1931 – March 15, 2001) was an infielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 4", 120 lb., she batted and threw right handed.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, the diminutive Fern Battaglia joined the league in 1950 with her hometown Chicago Colleens, by then a player development team. She split time between third and second bases in her rookie year, batting .204 (51-for-250) with one home run and 29 runs batted in in 67 games, gaining a promotion to the Battle Creek Belles for the 1951 season.
She then played half a season with the Belles before returning home to take care of her ill mother. Battaglia posted a .167 average in just 18 games and did not return to the league for a second season.
In 1988, Fern 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.
- The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: A Biographical Dictionary – W. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2005. Format: Softcover, 295 pp. ISBN 978-0-7864-2263-0, OCLC 60387152
- "Ancestry.com – All results for Fern G Battaglia".
- "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League official website – Fern Battaglia profile".
- 1950 Chicago Colleens
- The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: A Biographical Dictionary – W. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2005. Format: Softcover ISBN 978-0-7864-2263-0 OCLC 60387152
- Social Security Death Master File – Persons born 06 January 1931