Mary Carey (baseball)
|All-American Girls Professional Baseball League|
|Infield utility / Manager|
Born: September 8, 1925|
Died: January 1, 1977 (aged 51)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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.
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.
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.
- "All-American Girls Professional Baseball League official website – Mary Carey profile".
- 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
- All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book