Ruby Heafner Seasonal Batting Record
Ruby was born into a very athletic family of eight children--four boys and four girls.
Ruby began playijng softball in her hometown at the age of 10. She played fast pltch on the same team as her sister. They played 6 days a week. The women organized a league, and Ruby was offered money to play on the men's team, but she declined
Ruby served in the armed forces for the Air Force in Virginia.
In 1946, Ruby joined THE AAGPBL with the Rockford Peaches and established herself as a valuable catcher and clutch hitter. She recalls her joy at catching for Vivian Kellog and playing with Edie Perlick and Sophie Kurys and many others for whom she had great respect.
See Related Article above "Player Profile Search" for Ruby's obituary.
The Daisies had a wizard behind the plate on defense but she also had her share of hits many coming with runners on base.