1947 All-American Girls Baseball League

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The 1947 season of the All-American Girls Baseball League was the fifth season of the league.

Season Summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

Italics indicates a playoff team, Bold indicates the Shaughnessy Series champion
Rank Team G W L WPCT GB Manager
1 Muskegon Lassies 112 69 43 0.616 -.- Bill Wambsganss
2 Grand Rapids Chicks 112 65 47 0.580 4.0 Johnny Rawlings
3 Racine Belles 112 65 47 0.580 4.0 Leo Murphy
4 South Bend Blue Sox 111 57 54 0.514 11.5 Chet Grant
5 Peoria Redwings 112 55 57 0.491 14.0 Johnny Gottselig
6 Rockford Peaches 111 48 63 0.432 20.5 Eddie Ainsmith
7 Fort Wayne Daisies 112 45 67 0.402 24.0 George Johnson
8 Kenosha Comets 112 43 69 0.384 26.0 Ralph Shinners

Leaders[edit]

Bold indicates league record
Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches .306
Home Runs Audrey Wagner Kenosha Comets 7
Runs Batted In Elizabeth Mahon South Bend Blue Sox 53
Stolen Bases Sophie Kurys Racine Belles 142
Wins Anna May Hutchison Racine Belles 27-13
Earned Run Average Mildred Earp Grand Rapids Chicks 0.68
Strikeouts Dorothy Collins Fort Wayne Daisies 244

All-Star Game[edit]

The league's fifth All-Star Game was played on at . by a score of .

Postseason[edit]

The playoffs featured the top four teams in the league. The teams competed in a best-of-five first round, with the first place team faced off against the third place team and the second place team played against the fourth place team. The winners then advanced to the best-of-seven Shaughnessy Series.

  First Round Shaughnessy Series
                 
1  Muskegon Lassies 1  
3  Racine Belles 3  
    3  Racine Belles 3
  2  Grand Rapids Chicks 4
2  Grand Rapids Chicks 3
4  South Bend Blue Sox 2  

Award Winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Player of the Year Award, was Doris Sams, an outfielder/pitcher with the Muskegon Lassies. The award was voted upon by the league's managersan outfielder/pitcher.

All-Star Team[edit]

The following players were named to the league's all-star team, as voted upon by the league's managers.

Position Player Team
P Mildred Earp Grand Rapids Chicks
Anna Mae Hutchison Racine Belles
Dorothy Mueller Peoria Redwings
C Ruth Lessing Grand Rapids Chicks
1B Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches
2B Sophie Kurys Racine Belles
3B Mary Reynolds Peoria Redwings
SS Dorothy Doyle Rockford Peaches
OF Edythe Keating Racine Belles
Josephine Lenard Muskegon Lassies
Audrey Wagner Kenosha Comets

Notable Events[edit]

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