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Ruby Heafner

Ruby Heafner

Ruby Heafner

Rebel
Gastonia, NC  US
03/05/1924
10/02/2010
Right
Right
Player
Catcher
Battle Creek Belles (1951), Fort Wayne Daisies (1947, 1948, 1949), Racine Belles (1950), Rockford Peaches (1946)

Ruby Heafner Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1946 47 128 16 18 1 2 0 8 6 23 24 .141
1947 65 198 14 34 7 0 0 14 5 20 36 .172
1948 59 156 9 25 1 0 0 8 3 15 33 .160
1949 50 146 5 25 2 1 0 7 4 11 18 .171
1950 65 204 19 43 3 1 0 17 4 22 28 .211
1951 56 127 20 26 3 0 0 3 6 33 15 .205

Profile Biography

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. 

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