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Mildred Deegan

Mildred Deegan

Mildred Deegan

Millie
Brooklyn, NY  US
12/11/1919
07/21/2002
Right
Right
Player, Personnel
Utility Outfield,Second Base,Pitcher,Chaperone
Fort Wayne Daisies (1949, 1950, 1951), Kenosha Comets (1947, 1948), Peoria Redwings (1951), Rockford Peaches (1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952), Springfield Sallies (1948)

Mildred Deegan Seasonal Pitching Records

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1946 21 139 67 38 2.46 55 47 17 5 10 5 .667
1947 21 133 61 34 2.30 63 61 12 5 8 9 .471
1948 29 237 91 56 2.13 89 115 22 9 12 15 .444
1949 28 234 73 46 1.77 87 82 6 1 16 11 .593
1950 29 220 80 53 2.17 134 75 9 1 16 9 .640
1951 17 110 69 42 3.44 81 29 13 4 4 9 .308
1952 1 8 6 2 2.25 5 3 3 1 0 1 .000

Mildred Deegan Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1943 29 97 8 20 1 2 0 17 6 8 8 .206
1944 104 353 45 82 5 5 1 39 47 38 19 .232
1945 102 346 47 72 9 5 1 34 31 46 19 .208
1946 87 272 31 58 6 5 2 25 11 23 12 .213
1947 55 131 14 28 4 5 0 8 4 8 8 .214
1948 49 124 6 26 6 1 0 11 0 9 9 .210
1950 39 94 10 29 8 1 1 12 0 11 10 .309
1951 27 53 6 9 2 0 0 2 0 4 6 .170
1952 1 - - - - - - - - - - -

Profile Biography

From the Associated Press:

Mildred "Millie" Deegan, played 10 seasons with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Deegan, who was in the league from 1943 until 1952, spent six years pitching and playing second base for the Rockford Peaches, the team featured in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own." She ended up with a .260 batting average.

Before switching to baseball, Deegan, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., earned a reputation as "the Babe Ruth of women's softball" for her hitting prowess. Once, at the old Madison Square Garden in New York City, she hit a softball so far that even Ruth was impressed. He posed with her and squeezed the biceps on her right arm.

After the release of "A League of Their Own," Deegan told the St. Petersburg Times that the women playing in the league did have to go to charm school to become "All-American Girls." Deegan also recalled some low points during her playing days, including the 1946 championship game against the Racine Belles when she gave up
the winning run.

When it comes to music , she likes it all, in fact she enjoyed playing her violin. She was also a photopher and took many team and individual pictures of the AAGPBL.

After retiring from baseball, Millie joined a New Jersey softball team and remained as a coach for about 20 years. She moved to Florida in 1976.



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