Mary Carey (baseball)

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Mary Carey
Mary Carey (baseball).jpg
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Infield utility / Manager
Born: (1925-09-08)September 8, 1925
Detroit, Michigan
Died: January 1, 1977(1977-01-01) (aged 51)
Detroit, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Three postseason appearances (1948, 1953–1954)
  • Women in Baseball – AAGPBL Permanent Display
    at Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (1988)

Mary Carey [״Pepper״] (September 8, 1925 – January 1, 1977) was an utility infielder who played from 1946 through 1954 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m), 135 lb., Carey batted and threw right-handed. She was born in Detroit, Michigan.[1][2]

Mary Carey was a dependable infielder during her nine years in the league. A solid fielder with sure hands and a good throwing arm, she saw action at third base, shortstop and second base for six different teams.[1]

Her most productive season at the plate came with the Peoria Redwings in 1950, when she posted career numbers with a .235 average, 97 hits, 14 extrabases and 54 runs scored. She also co-managed the team that year as well.[1][3]

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

Mary Carey died in 1977 in her homeland of Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 51.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Batting

GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP
596 2807 281 523 41 9 2 169 198 263 255 .186 .256

Fielding

GP PO A E TC DP FA
734 1065 1761 307 3133 169 .902

[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League official website – Mary Carey profile". 
  2. ^ All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book – W. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2000. Format: Paperback, 294pp. Language: English. ISBN 0-7864-3747-2
  3. ^ a b All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book