Shirley Stovroff

Shirley Stovroff

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Catcher

Born: (1931-03-18)March 18, 1931
Madison, Illinois

Died: September 16, 1994(1994-09-16) (aged 63)
Madison, Illinois

Batted: right
Threw: right

Teams

Springfield Sallies (1948[start])
South Bend Blue Sox (1948[end]–1952)

Career highlights and awards

Two-time Championship team (1951–1952)
Four playoff appearances (1948–1949, 1951–1952)

Shirley Stovroff [Stovie] (March 18, 1931 – September 16, 1994) was a catcher who played from 1948 through 1952 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Stovroff batted and threw right-handed. She was born in Madison, Illinois.[1]
Stovroff entered the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1948 with the expansion Springfield Sallies, playing for them part of that season before joining the South Bend Blue Sox for the rest of her career (1948–1952).[1]
Her most productive season came in 1951, when she hit a .266 average in 100 games, including 81 hits, and drove in 54 runs while scoring 37 times. She also was a member of the South Bend teams that clinched the Championship titles in 1951 and 1952.[1][2]
While catching for the Blue Sox, Stovroff formed a solid battery with talented pitcher Jean Faut, catching two no-hitters and one perfect game for her teammate. She also led the Sox offensive with a .467 average (7-for-15) and three RBI in the 1951 final series.[3]
Stovroff is part of Women in Baseball, the AAGPBL permanent display at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at Cooperstown, New York, which was inaugurated on November 5, 1988 in honor of the entire league rather than individual baseball personalities.[2]
Stovroff died in her homeland of Madison at the age of 63.[4]
Batting statistics[edit]

GP
AB
R
H
RBI
BA

  455  
  1306  
  138  
  282  
  143  
  .216

[1]
Sources[edit]

^ a b c d “All-American Girls Professional Baseball League website – Shirley Stovroff profile and statistics”. 
^ a b “All-American Girls Professional Baseball League History”. 
^ “SABR Project – Jean Faut biography by Jim Sargent”. 
^ Illinois Genealogy Trails – St. Johns Cemetery

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