Chicago Colleens

Chicago Colleens

The Chicago Colleens were a women's professional baseball team who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The team represented Chicago, Illinois and played their home games at Shewbridge Field.

The Coleens joined the strong Eastern Division in the 1948 season and were managed by former Major Leaguer Dave Bancroft. The team was the worst in the league, getting roughed up as a last-place expansion club with a 47-76 record, ending twenty nine and a half games out of the first place spot in the division. The only team to do worse, the Springfield Sallies of the Western Division, ended 41-84 in last place thirty five and a half games out. Both teams lost their franchises by the end of that season.

From 1949 through 1950, the Colleens and Sallies became rookie development teams that played exclusively exhibition games. Their tours included contests at Griffith Stadium and Yankee Stadium, then dissolved entirely by 1951. AGPBL executive Mitch Skupien, who later managed in the league, served as the general manager for both touring teams.

Contents

All-time players

  • Isabel Alvarez
  • Eileen Albright
  • Gertrude Alderfer
  • Charlene Barnett
  • Patricia Barringer
  • Fern Battaglia
  • Mary Baumgartner
  • Betty Bayse
  • Lois Bellman
  • Barbara Berger
  • Rita Briggs
  • Patricia Brown
  • Shirley Burkovich
  • Shirley Danz
  • Eleanor Callow
  • Ysora Castillo
  • Ann Cindric
  • Donna Cook
  • Patricia Courtney
  • June Emerson
  • Betty Francis
  • Anne Georges
  • Beverly Hatzell
  • Florence Hay
  • Frances Jannsen
  • Margaret Johnson
  • Marilyn Jones
  • Jo Kabick
  • Jackie Kelley
  • Arlene Kotil
  • Betty Luna
  • Mirtha Marrero
  • Theda Marshall
  • Naomi Meier
  • Ruth Middleton
  • Rose Montalbano
  • Eleanor Moore
  • Esther Morrison
  • Nancy Mudge
  • Dolly Niemiec
  • Anna O'Dowd
  • Marilyn Olinger
  • Tony Palermo
  • Barbara Parks
  • Migdalia Pérez
  • Ernestine Petras
  • Marjorie Pieper
  • Dorice Reid
  • Jenny Romatowski
  • Martha Rommelaere
  • Terry Rukavina
  • Joan Schatz
  • Audrey Schenck
  • Gloria Schweigerdt
  • Twila Shively
  • Joan Sindelar

Staff

Manager

Chaperones

  • Patricia Barringer
  • Margaret Johnson

Sources

  • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book – W. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company. Format: Paperback, 294pp. Language: English. ISBN 0786437472. ISBN 9780786437474

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