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Dorothy Schroeder
(Dottie)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 150 lb.

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Dottie gets a hit

Dorothy Schroeder had the longest career in the AAGPBL. The only player to appear in all 12 years the league existed, Schroeder was the AAGPBL's all-time leader in games (1,249), RBI (431), at-bats (4,129), Ks (566) and walks (566). She was also second in hits (870, trailing Dottie Kamenshek) and third in homers, with 42. Failing to hit .200 in each of her first six seasons and totaling 4 homers in that time, the shortstop watched her stats rise as the league became more friendly to offense. In 1950, the Fort Wayne Daisies infielder was tied for third with 5 homers and the next year she was fourth with 4. In '52, she was again 4th with 6 HR, but her average had risen to .245. In 1953 Schroeder hit .285 in her first season for Kalamazoo and she again tied for fourth with 6 long balls. '54 saw her bat .304 with 17 homers (down to a tie for 7th with league stats way up). She made the AAGPBL All-Star Team in '52, '53 and '54 and was arguably the top shortstop in league history. Schroeder died of a brain aneurysm at age 68.

She was portrayed in the film A League of Their Own by Geena Davis.

A photo of Schroeder

Source: "The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book" by W.C. Madden

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