1949 All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

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The 1949 season of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was the seventh season of the league.

Season Summary[edit]


Italics indicates a playoff team, Bold indicates the Shaughnessy Series champion
Rank Team G W L WPCT GB Manager
1 Rockford Peaches 111 75 36 0.676 -.- Bill Allington
2 South Bend Blue Sox 111 75 36 0.676 0.0 Dave Bancroft
3 Grand Rapids Chicks 111 57 54 0.514 18.0 Johnny Rawlings
4 Kenosha Comets 111 56 55 0.505 19.0 Johnny Gottselig
5 Fort Wayne Daisies 110 53 57 0.482 21.5 Harold Greiner
6 Muskegon Lassies 112 46 66 0.411 29.5 Carson Bigbee
7 Racine Belles 110 45 65 0.409 29.5 Leo Murphy
8 Peoria Redwings 109 36 73 0.330 38.0 Leo Schrall


Bold indicates league record
Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Doris Sams Muskegon Lassies .279
Home Runs Thelma Eisen Fort Wayne Daisies 3
Inez Voyce Grand Rapids Chicks
Audrey Wagner Kenosha Comets
Runs Batted In Rita Meyer Peoria Redwings 60
Stolen Bases Sophie Kurys Racine Belles 137
Wins Jean Eastman South Bend Blue Sox 24-8
Earned Run Average Lois Florreich Rockford Peaches 0.67
Strikeouts Lois Florreich Rockford Peaches 210

All-Star Game[edit]

No All-Star Game was played this season.


The playoffs featured the top six teams in the league. The first and second place teams received byes to the semi-finals while the second through sixth place teams competed in a best-of-three first round. In it the third place team faced off against the fifth place team and the fourth place team played against the sixth place team. The winners then advanced to the best-of-five semi-finals, with the first place team taking on the winner of the third-fifth place series while the second place team played against the winner of the fourth-sixth place series. The semi-final winners then met in the best-of-seven Shaughnessy Series.

  First Round Semi-Finals Shaughnessy Series
  1  Rockford Peaches 3  
  3  Grand Rapids Chicks 1  
3  Grand Rapids Chicks 2
  5  Fort Wayne Daisies 1  
    1  Rockford Peaches 4
  2  South Bend Blue Sox 0
  2  South Bend Blue Sox 3
  6  Muskegon Lassies 0  
4  Kenosha Comets 0
  6  Muskegon Lassies 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 managers.

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 Jean Eastman South Bend Blue Sox
Lois Florreich Rockford Peaches
Louise Sauer Rockford Peaches
C Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches
1B Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches
2B Sophie Kurys Racine Belles
3B Madeline English Racine Belles
SS Dorothy Doyle Rockford Peaches
OF Elizabeth Mahon South Bend Blue Sox
Doris Sams Muskegon Lassies
Connie Wisniewski Grand Rapids Chicks

Notable Events[edit]

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