Obituary: Jean Buckley (1931-2019)

R.I.P. to Jean Buckley, an outfielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) for three seasons. She died on July 7 at the age of 87. She played for the Kenosha Comets (1950-51) and Rockford Peaches (1952). Jean "Buckets" Buckley was born in Dorchester, Mass., on December 4, 1931. She grew up in Boston … Continue reading Obituary: Jean Buckley (1931-2019)

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Obituary: Helene Machado Van Sant (1926-2019)

R.I.P. to Helene "Chow" Machado Van Sant, a hard-hitting outfielder who played two seasons in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She died on February 13 at the age of 92, according to the AAGPBL's official Twitter account. She played for the Peoria Redwings (1946) and Fort Wayne Daisies (1947). Helene Machado was born on … Continue reading Obituary: Helene Machado Van Sant (1926-2019)

Obituary: Annie O’Dowd (1929-2018)

RIP to Anna Mae "Annie" O'Dowd, a catcher for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. According to the official @AAGPBL Twitter account, she died on December 26 at the age of 89. She played for the Chicago Colleens (1949), Kenosha Comets (1949), Kalamazoo Lassies (1950), Muskegon Lassies (1950), Racine Belles (1950), Springfield Sallies (1950) and … Continue reading Obituary: Annie O’Dowd (1929-2018)

Katherine Herring James, 7/11/1933-11/4/2018

RIP to Katherine "Katie" Herring James, an outfielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She died on November 4 at the age of 85. James played for the Grand Rapids Chicks in 1953. James batted right and threw right, according to her bio on the AAGPBL website. The Oklahoma native began playing baseball when … Continue reading Katherine Herring James, 7/11/1933-11/4/2018