Vivian Kellogg

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Vivian Caroline Kellogg

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Vivian Kellogg was an All-American Girls Professional Baseball League first baseman who played for the Minneapolis Millerettes (1944) and Fort Wayne Daisies (1945-1950).

She hit .202/~.235/.283 in 111 games as a rookie, fielding .974 in 1944. She tied for third in the pitcher-friendly league with 3 homers (behind Merle Keagle and Eleanor Dapkus), tied for third with 10 doubles (behind Dapkus and Pauline Pirok), was third with 7 triples (after Jo Lenard and Ann Harnett) and tied Marge Stefani for 6th in 46 RBI. In 1945, she batted .214/.244/.279 for Fort Wayne and fielded .978 at 1B. She tied Edythe Perlick for 9th in total bases (107), was 6th with 38 RBI, ranked 9th with 82 hits, was fifth with 10 doubles and tied Lois Florreich for 5th with 6 triples. She was 10 for 33 with a double, triple, five runs, four RBI and one error in the playoffs; Fort Wayne advanced to the finals, but fell to the Rockford Peaches.

Kellogg hit .191/.238/.241 in 1946 and fielded .979 at 1B. In an off-year, she did not make the league leaders in any department. In 1947, she stole a career-high 21 bases and hit .206/~.243/.268 while fielding .980. She had only 18 runs and 23 RBI in 101 games. She tied for 8th with 10 doubles. In 1948, she had career highs in games played (126), at-bats (472), runs (52), hits (117), triples (9), walks (39), strikeouts (39), errors (35) and batting average (.248). Her OBP was around .305 and she slugged .305 while fielding .974. She was 5th in total bases (144, between Dorothy Kamenshek and Sophie Kurys), 5th in hits (117, between Connie Wisniewski and Evie Wawryshyn) and tied June Schofield for 4th in triples. She was 7 for 47 with a triple, 3 runs, 3 RBI and an error in the playoffs as Fort Wayne went to the finals but lost to Rockford in a repeat of 1945.

In 1949, she batted .247/.300/.295 and fielded .980. She was 9th in average (between Helen Candaele and Kurys), tied Kurys for 6th in total bases (117), tied Kamenshek and Wawryshyn for 5th with 98 hits and was 5th in doubles (10). She was 3 for 9 with a run, RBI and error in the playoffs but Fort Wayne fell in the first round. In her final season, 1950, Vivian produced at a .229/~.278/.300 clip and fielded .982. She drove in 49 runs. With offensive numbers rising, she did not make the league leaders in any category, trailing Lenard by two for 10th place in RBI. She was 11 for 43 with two doubles, a run and an error in the postseason; Fort Wayne lost to Rockford in the finals for the third time in her career.

She hit .221/~.265/.284 with 600 hits, 219 runs and 264 RBI in 747 games overall, fielding .978, and .232 in 56 playoff games, fielding .990.

After baseball, she worked as a dental receptionist. She remained active in athletics (golf, bowling, tennis and basketball) and is a member of a local Bowling Hall of Fame.