From BR Bullpen
Marie Ann Kruckel (Kruck)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 4", Weight 130 lb.
- School East Stroudsburg State Teachers College
- Born June 18, 1924 in Bronx, NY USA
- Died July 21, 2012 in South Bend, IN USA
 Biographical Information
Marie Kruckel, nicknamed "Kruck," was an outfielder and pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1946 to 1949. She played for the South Bend Blue Sox (1946 & 1948), Fort Wayne Daisies (1947) and Muskegon Lassies (1948 & 1949).
In 1946, she hit .000 in nine at-bats. The following year, she collected four hits in 60 at-bats for a .063 batting average. Used as a pitcher for the first time in 1948, Kruckel was 9-4 with a 1.65 ERA in 19 games, while at the dish she hit .167 in 48 at-bats. In 1949, she was 1-7 with a 2.75 ERA in 15 games. In 119 at-bats, she hit .193/.364/.219.
Overall, she hit .148/.277/.161 in 236 at-bats. She found considerably more success on the mound, going 10-11 with a 2.11 ERA in 34 appearances.
After baseball, she taught physical education and coached softball for 38 years at Clay High School.