The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book

Comprehensive Hitting, Fielding and Pitching Statistics

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About the Book

For a dozen years during the 1940s and 1950s more than 600 women played professional baseball in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Some of these women compiled some eye-popping statistics unequaled by their male counterparts: Sophie Kurys swiped 200 bases in one season; Joanne Winter hurled 63 consecutive scoreless innings; pitcher Jean Faut sported a .910 winning percentage one season. Few know that Joanne Weaver was the last professional baseball player to hit .400 in a season: .429 in 1954.
This reference book contains the hitting, fielding and pitching records of all women who played in the AAGPBL during its 12-year history. The book also contains all of the team and individual playoff records of the league, compiled for the first time. Included herein are rosters of the all-star teams, as well as a listing of all pitching and batting champions. A brief history of the league is recounted. Complementing the statistics are photos of the league championship teams and key players.

About the Author(s)

W.C. Madden, former editor and journalism instructor, is a member of the White County Historical Society and Tippecanoe Historical Association, and the author of 44 books. He lives in Monticello, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

W.C. Madden
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 302
Bibliographic Info: 21 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2008 [2000]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3747-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0509-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Introduction      1

1. The Stars of the League      5

2. Individual Records      13

3. Season Records      17

4. Playoff Records      95

5. Players’ Statistics      173

6. Pitchers’ Statistics      241

7. Other League Personnel      277

8. Playing Schedule      281

Index      287

Book Reviews & Awards

“contains the most complete statistical information about the AAGPBL”—The SABR Bulletin; “fact-filled…wide-ranging encyclopedia of rosters, records and yearly summaries”—USA Today Sports Weekly.