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The 1946 season of the All-American Girls Baseball League was the fourth season of the league.


[edit] Season Summary

[edit] Standings

Italics indicates a playoff team, Bold indicates the Shaughnessy Series champion
Rank Team G W L WPCT GB Manager
1 Racine Belles 112 74 38 0.661 -.- Leo Murphy
2 Grand Rapids Chicks 112 71 41 0.634 3.0 Johnny Rawlings
3 South Bend Blue Sox 112 70 42 0.625 4.0 Chet Grant
4 Rockford Peaches 112 60 52 0.536 14.0 Bill Allington
5 Fort Wayne Daisies 112 52 60 0.464 22.0 Bill Wambsganss
6 Muskegon Lassies 112 46 66 0.411 28.0 Buzz Boyle
7 Kenosha Comets 112 42 70 0.375 32.0 Press Cruthers
8 Peoria Redwings 112 33 79 0.295 41.0 Bill Rogers/Thelma Eisen

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates league record
Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches .316
Home Runs Audrey Wagner Kenosha Comets 9
Runs Batted In Rose Gacioch Rockford Peaches 72
Stolen Bases Sophie Kurys Racine Belles 201
Wins Connie Wisnieski Grand Rapids Chicks 33-9
Joanne Winter Racine Belles 33-10
Earned Run Average Connie Wisnieski Grand Rapids Chicks 0.96
Strikeouts Dorothy Collins Fort Wayne Daisies 294

[edit] All-Star Game

The league's fourth All-Star Game was played on at . by a score of .

[edit] Postseason

The playoffs featured the top four teams in the league. The teams competed in a best-of-five first round, with the first place team faced off against the third place team and the second place team played against the fourth place team. The winners then advanced to the best-of-seven Shaughnessy Series.

  First Round Shaughnessy Series
1  Racine Belles 3  
3  South Bend Blue Sox 1  
    1  Racine Belles 4
  4  Rockford Peaches 2
2  Grand Rapids Chicks 2
4  Rockford Peaches 3  

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the league's Player of the Year Award, was Sophie Kurys, a second sacker with the Racine Belles. The award was voted upon by the league's managers.

[edit] All-Star Team

The following players were named to the league's all-star team, as voted upon by the league's managers.

Position Player Team
P Anna Mae Hutchison Racine Belles
Carolyn Morris Rockford Peaches
Joanne Winter Racine Belles
Connie Wisniewski Grand Rapids Chicks
C Bonnie Baker South Bend Blue Sox
Ruth Lessing Grand Rapids Chicks
1B Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches
2B Sophie Kurys Racine Belles
3B Madeline English Racine Belles
SS Senaida Wirth South Bend Blue Sox
OF Thelma Eisen Rockford Peaches
Merle Keagle Grand Rapids Chicks
Elizabeth Mahon South Bend Blue Sox

[edit] Notable Events

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