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Donna Cook

Donna Cook

Donna Cook

Cookie
Muskegon, MI  US
05/24/1928
10/16/2006
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Pitcher,Utility Outfield
Battle Creek Belles (1951, 1952), Chicago Colleens (1948), Fort Wayne Daisies (1948, 1949), Grand Rapids Chicks (1950), Muskegon Lassies (1946, 1947, 1948), Rockford Peaches (1954), South Bend Blue Sox (1953)

Donna Cook Seasonal Pitching Records

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1947 25 178 49 28 1.42 58 54 13 1 14 8 .636
1948 20 116 64 52 4.03 107 67 10 6 4 9 .308
1949 22 153 55 33 1.94 99 75 0 4 9 9 .500
1950 4 18 25 20 10.00 20 9 0 1 0 2 .000
1951 17 78 53 38 4.38 66 13 5 2 1 7 .125
1953 7 16 35 23 12.94 33 5 1 3 0 2 .000
1954 4 7 - - - - - - - 0 0 .000

Donna Cook Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1946 78 231 18 36 2 3 0 14 4 20 16 .156
1947 48 134 6 23 1 0 0 7 4 4 8 .172
1948 41 81 8 10 0 0 0 6 6 14 13 .123
1949 30 67 7 13 3 1 0 5 3 12 5 .194
1950 11 19 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 .211
1951 102 358 18 67 6 1 0 17 11 20 18 .187
1952 62 207 27 51 5 3 0 11 13 9 16 .246
1953 53 131 12 26 2 0 0 10 6 14 5 .198
1954 55 152 10 33 4 0 2 11 2 14 9 .217

Profile Biography

Donna Jean “Cookie” Cook passed away at Hillcrest Nursing Center on October 16, 2006 at the age of 78.  Donna was born in Muskegon, MI on May 24, 1928 to Sidney M. and Daisy (Johnson) Cook.  She retired from Comerica Bank after 25 years of service as a bank teller.  Donna played professional baseball for eight years in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, joining the Muskegon Lassies in 1947.  She ended her career with the Rockford Peaches in 1954 when the league folded.  Her name is among the AAGPBL players listed in the Women in Baseball Exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, and she was inducted into the Muskegon and Grand Rapids Halls of Fame.  Donna was named the top girl athlete of her graduating class of Muskegon Heights High School in 1947 and was also well known in the local bowling association.  Donna was one of twelve children.

Donna played rightfield for her hometown Lassies and even came into games for the Lassies as a relief pitcher and later as a starting pitcher. Her sister Doris also played in the league.

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