Obituary: Marjorie (Betty) Carveth Dunn (1925-2019)

R.I.P. to Marjorie Dunn, who played as Betty Carveth in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She died on January 27 at the age of 93. Dunn pitched for the Fort Wayne Daisies and the Rockford Peaches in 1945.

Dunn was born on April 13, 1925 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She was a right-handed pitcher and apparently a hard-luck one at that. In 21 games in the AAGPBL, she posted a 4-11 record, though her ERA was an excellent 2.28. She pitched in 138 innings and struck out 24. At the bat, she managed 7 hits in 47 at-bats for a .149 batting average.

Dunn was predeceased by her husband Jim. She is survived by three sons, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-gandchildren. Given the fact that her obituary opens with “Betty Dunn has left the stadium!” and ends with “PLAY BALL!”, my guess is that her love of baseball never went away. Hopefully her next team can play some solid defense behind her.


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