1954 American Girls' Baseball League

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The 1954 season of the American Girls' Baseball League was the twelfth and last 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 Fort Wayne Daisies 94 54 40 0.574 -.- Bill Allington
2 South Bend Blue Sox 92 48 44 0.522 5.0 [[]]
3 Grand Rapids Chicks 91 46 45 0.505 6.5 Woody English
4 Kalamazoo Lassies 97 48 49 0.495 7.5 Mitch Skupien
5 Rockford Peaches 92 37 55 0.402 16.0 Johnny Rawlings


Bold indicates league record
Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Joanne Weaver Fort Wayne Daisies .429
Home Runs Joanne Weaver Fort Wayne Daisies 29
Runs Batted In Jean Geissinger Fort Wayne Daisies 91
Stolen Bases Joanne Weaver Fort Wayne Daisies 79
Wins Maxine Kline Fort Wayne Daisies 18-7
Earned Run Average Janet Rumsey South Bend Blue Sox 2.18
Strikeouts Annabelle Lee Rockford Peaches 94

All-Star Game[edit]

The league's fourth and final All-Star Game was played on July 9 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Fort Wayne Daisies defeated the AAGPBL All-Stars by a score of 10-8. Joanne Weaver hit a pair of solo homers for the Daisies. Eleanor Callow and Dottie Schroeder each had 3 RBIs in a losing cause.


The playoffs featured the top four teams in the league. The teams competed in a best-of-three 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-five Shaughnessy Series.

  First Round Shaughnessy Series
1  Fort Wayne Daisies 2  
3  Grand Rapids Chicks 1  
    1  Fort Wayne Daisies 2
  4  Kalamazoo Lassies 3
2  South Bend Blue Sox 1
4  Kalamazoo Lassies 2  

Award Winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Player of the Year Award, was Joanne Weaver, a pitcher with the Fort Wayne Daisies. The award was voted upon by the league's managers.

All-Star Team[edit]

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

Position Player Team
P Gloria Elliott Kalamazoo Lassies
Maxine Randall Fort Wayne Daisies
Janet Rumsey South Bend Blue Sox
Nancy Warren Kalamazoo Lassies
C Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches
1B June Peppas Kalamazoo Lassies
2B Jean Harding Fort Wayne Daisies
3B Fern Shollenberger Kalamazoo Lassies
SS Dorothy Schroeder Kalamazoo Lassies
OF Eleanor Callow Rockford Peaches
Joyce Ricketts Grand Rapids Chicks
Joanne Weaver Fort Wayne Daisies

Further Reading[edit]

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
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