All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book

by W.C. Madden
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437474
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/27/2008
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

W.C. Madden is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the author of 23 books. A former editor and journalism instructor, he lives in Monticello, Indiana.

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