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Dorothy Doyle (Harrell)

Dorothy Doyle

Harrell
Snookie
Los Angeles, CA  US
02/04/1924
09/15/2011
Right
Right
Player
Shortstop
All Star Team (1947, 1948, 1952), Rockford Peaches (1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952)

Dorothy Doyle Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1944 93 322 24 57 4 2 0 14 18 22 10 .177
1945 92 310 36 74 6 5 2 27 24 28 8 .239
1946 88 301 34 64 6 2 0 26 28 28 9 .213
1947 99 351 31 71 6 5 1 41 34 24 18 .202
1948 116 414 52 104 9 7 1 58 45 48 21 .251
1949 111 431 40 95 3 5 0 50 39 25 7 .220
1950 107 431 45 119 16 10 3 63 23 18 10 .276
1952 93 362 40 83 6 1 2 27 18 13 12 .229

Profile Biography

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.

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