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Dorothy Kamenshek Dorothy Kamenshek

One of the greatest athletes in sports history... First Baseman, Outfielder - Rockford Peaches 1943-1953...

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A two-time batting champion, Dorothy Kamenshek played a pivotal role in the Rockford, Illinois Club's winning the 1945 AAGPBL Playoff Championship and also in its later three consecutive Playoff Titles -1948-1950. Born in Cincinnati, she started her baseball career as an outfielder in Girls Softball for a local traveling team. A scout from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League urged the young Kamenshek, 18-years-old, to try out for the new hardball league being formed in the mid-west during World War II. Switched from the outfield position she soon impressed everyone with her accomplished defensive skills at first base. Rated as one of the all-time greats in Womens Baseball, Kamenshek played 10 seasons in the AAGBL, all with the Rockford Peaches, was selected an All-Star seven times, and set a league defensive record for single season put-outs for first baseman. A relentless line-drive hitter, she won the league's batting crown with .316 in 1946 and .306 in 1947. - The History of All American Baseball League League

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