Obituary: Mary Pratt (1918-2020)

RIP to Mary Pratt, believed to be the last surviving member of the inaugural Rockford Peaches. She died on May 6 at the age of 101. The southpaw pitcher played for the Rockford Peaches (1943-44, 1946-47) and Kenosha Comets (1944-45). Thanks to one of my readers, who directed me to the Patriot Ledger, which had … Continue reading Obituary: Mary Pratt (1918-2020)

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)

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 … Continue reading Obituary: Marjorie (Betty) Carveth Dunn (1925-2019)