Dorothy Doyle (Harrell)
Dorothy Doyle Seasonal Batting Record
Dorothy “Snookie” Doyle’s mother loved baseball so much that she gave her young daughter a boy’s baseball uniform one Christmas. Snookie embraced the game, too, so much so that she became an outstanding shortstop for the Rockford Peaches of the AAGPBL and earned all-star honors four times. After eight seasons in the league, Snookie moved on to softball, playing with teams in Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; and Los Angeles. At the end of her softball career, she even served as manager of the champion Orange Lionettes. At the same time, Snookie earned an associate degree from El Camino College in Torrance, California, and a bachelors degree from Long Beach State. She taught physical education at the junior high level and then became a guidance counselor. She was head counselor when she retired after 26 years of teaching in the Los Angeles area. Like her lifelong friend Tiby Eisen, Snookie participates in baseball clinics for Kids in Sports, Sports Educators of America, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the California Angels. She lived in Cathedral City, California.
Snookie was a smooth fielding shortstop for the Rockford Peaches starting in 1944. She was part of a very strong infield the won the championship in 1945. Dorothy was a complete ball player who played well defensively and was a soild offensive player as well. She had good speed on the bases and was an All-Star for many seasons in the AAGPBL. Snookie was a hugh fan favoite for many years in Rockford.