Obituary: Ruth Born (1925-2020)

RIP to Ruth Born, a pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She died in Valparaiso, Ind., on March 10 at the age of 94. Born was a pitcher for the South Bend Blue Sox in the team's (and the league's) inaugural season of 1943. Source: The Times (Muenster, Ind.), February 7. 2006 Ruth … Continue reading Obituary: Ruth Born (1925-2020)

Grave Story: Bill Wambsganss (1894-1985)

Here lies Bill Wambsganss, a deadball era infielder who is best known for performing an unassisted triple play during the 1920 World Series – a feat that has never been duplicated in the postseason. Wambsganss played for the Cleveland Naps/Indians (1914-1923), Boston Red Sox (1924-25) and Philadelphia Athletics (1926). Bill Wambsganss was born on March … Continue reading Grave Story: Bill Wambsganss (1894-1985)

Obituary: Terry Donahue (1925-2019)

R.I.P. to catcher Terry Donahue, who spent four seasons playing in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She died on March 14th from Parkinson's Disease. She was 93 years old. She played for the Peoria Redwings from 1946-49. Source: Arizona Republic, April 29, 1950 Donahue was born on August 22, 1925 in Melaval, Saskatchewan, Canada. … Continue reading Obituary: Terry Donahue (1925-2019)

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)