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The 1953 season of the American Girls' Baseball League was the eleventh season of the league.

Contents

[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 Fort Wayne Daisies 105 66 39 0.629 -.- Bill Allington
2 Grand Rapids Chicks 106 62 44 0.585 4.5 Woody English
3 Kalamazoo Lassies 106 56 50 0.528 10.5 Mitch Skupien
4 Rockford Peaches 106 51 55 0.481 15.5 Johnny Rawlings
5 South Bend Blue Sox 106 44 62 0.415 22.5 Karl Winsch
6 Muskegon Belles 105 38 67 0.362 28.0 Jo Cooper

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates league record
Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Joanne Weaver Fort Wayne Daisies .346
Home Runs Wilma Briggs Fort Wayne Daisies 9
Runs Batted In Betty Foss Fort Wayne Daisies 81
Stolen Bases Betty Foss Fort Wayne Daisies 80
Wins Eleanor Moore Grand Rapids Chicks 17-7
Jean Eastman South Bend Blue Sox 17-11
Earned Run Average Jean Eastman South Bend Blue Sox 1.51
Strikeouts Jean Eastman South Bend Blue Sox 143

[edit] All-Star Game

The league's eleventh 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-three 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-five Shaughnessy Series.

  First Round Shaughnessy Series
                 
1  Fort Wayne Daisies 1  
3  Kalamazoo Lassies 2  
    3  Kalamazoo Lassies 0
  2  Grand Rapids Chicks 2
2  Grand Rapids Chicks 2
4  Rockford Peaches 1  

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the league's Player of the Year Award, was Jean Eastman, a pitcher/outfielder with the South Bend Blue Sox. 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 Jean Eastman South Bend Blue Sox
Maxine Randall Fort Wayne Daisies
Earlene Risinger Grand Rapids Chicks
Eleanor Moore Grand Rapids Chicks
C Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches
1B Betty Foss Fort Wayne Daisies
2B Jean Harding Fort Wayne Daisies
3B Catherine Horstman Fort Wayne Daisies
SS Dorothy Schroeder Kalamazoo Lassies
OF Joyce Ricketts Grand Rapids Chicks
Doris Satterfield Grand Rapids Chicks
Joanne Weaver Fort Wayne Daisies

[edit] Notable Events

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