1948 All-American Girls Baseball League

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The 1948 season of the All-American Girls Baseball League was the sixth season of the league.

Season Summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

Italics indicates half champion, Bold indicates the sectional champion, Bold+Italics indicates the Shaughnessy Series champion

Eastern Section[edit]

Rank Team G W L WPCT GB Manager
1 Grand Rapids Chicks 124 77 47 0.621 -.- Johnny Rawlings
2 Muskegon Lassies 123 66 57 0.537 10.5 Bill Wambsganss
3 South Bend Blue Sox 126 57 69 0.452 21.0 Marty McManus
4 Fort Wayne Daisies 125 53 72 0.424 24.5 Dick Bass
5 Chicago Colleens 123 47 76 0.382 29.5 Dave Bancroft

Western Section[edit]

Rank Team G W L WPCT GB Manager
1 Racine Belles 125 76 49 0.608 -.- Leo Murphy
2 Rockford Peaches 123 74 49 0.602 1.0 Bill Allington
3 Peoria Redwings 125 70 55 0.560 6.0 Leo Schrall
4 Kenosha Comets 125 61 64 0.488 15.0 Chet Grant
5 Springfield Sallies 125 41 84 0.328 35.0 Carson Bigbee

Leaders[edit]

Bold indicates league record
Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Audrey Wagner Kenosha Comets .312
Home Runs Connie Wisnieski Grand Rapids Chicks 7
Runs Batted In Audrey Wagner Kenosha Comets 68
Stolen Bases Sophie Kurys Racine Belles 172
Wins Alice Haylett Grand Rapids Chicks 25-5
Joanne Winter Racine Belles 25-12
Earned Run Average Alice Haylett Grand Rapids Chicks 0.77
Strikeouts Joanne Winter Racine Belles 248

All-Star Game[edit]

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

Postseason[edit]

The playoffs featured the top four teams from each of the league's Eastern and Westernsections. The teams competed in a best-of-five intra-sectional 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 sectional finals. The sectional champions then met in the best-of-seven Shaughnessy Series.

  First Round Semi-Finals Shaughnessy Series
                           
  1  Grand Rapids Chicks 3  
3  South Bend Blue Sox 2  
  1  Grand Rapids Chicks 0  
  4  Fort Wayne Daisies 3  
2  Muskegon Lassies 1
  4  Fort Wayne Daisies 3  
    4  Fort Wayne Daisies 1
  2  Rockford Peaches 4
  1  Racine Belles 3  
3  Peoria Redwings 0  
  1  Racine Belles 0
  2  Rockford Peaches 3  
2  Rockford Peaches 3
  4  Kenosha Comets 0  

Award Winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Player of the Year Award, was Audrey Wagner, an outfielder with the Kenosha Comets. The award was voted upon by the league's managers.

All-Star Team[edit]

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

Position Player Team
P Lois Florreich Rockford Peaches
Alice Haylett Grand Rapids Chicks
Joanne Winter Racine Belles
C Ruth Lessing Grand Rapids Chicks
1B Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches
2B Sophie Kurys Racine Belles
3B Madeline English Racine Belles
SS Dorothy Doyle Rockford Peaches
OF Edythe Keating Racine Belles
Audrey Wagner Kenosha Comets
Connie Wisniewski Grand Rapids Chicks

Notable Events[edit]

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