Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball


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About the Book

Women have been involved in baseball from the game’s early days, in a wide range of capacities. This ambitious encyclopedia provides information on women players, managers, teams, leagues, and issues since the mid–19th century. Players are listed by maiden name with married name, when known, in parentheses. Information provided includes birth date, death date, team, dates of play, career statistics and brief biographical notes when available. Related entries are noted for easy cross-reference. Appendices include the rosters of the World War II era All American Girls Professional Baseball League teams; the standings and championships from the AAGPBL; and all women’s baseball teams and players identified to date.

About the Author(s)

Leslie A. Heaphy is an associate professor of history at Kent State University, Stark Campus, in Canton, Ohio.
Mel Anthony May lives in Newbury, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Leslie A. Heaphy and Mel Anthony May
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 448
Bibliographic Info: 68 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016 [2006]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6594-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0852-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Foreword by Laura Wulf      1

Preface      5

The Encyclopedia      7

Appendices      337

A: AAGPBL Rosters      337

B: AAGPBL Teams, League Champions and Batting Champions      343

C: Other Rosters      343

D: Women’s World Series Results      357

E: Women’s World Series Rosters      358

F: World Cup Rosters, 2004      361

G: Tournament Results      361

Bibliography      369

About the Contributors      425

Index      427

Book Reviews & Awards

“valuable…important…recommended”—Choice; “Heaphy and May deepen the historical record on the nation’s pastime…ample cross references”—Library Journal; “female players, umpires, executives, and teams have long been overlooked in baseball circles. This hefty volume helps seal that gap”—Sports Collectors Digest; “unique…commendable…valuable”—Reference Reviews; “remarkably comprehensive”—Feminist Collections.