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Joan Holderness

Joan Holderness

Joan Holderness

Kenosha, WI  US
03/17/1933
Right
Right
Player, Personnel
Outfield,Shortstop,Utility Infield,Bat boy/girl
Battle Creek Belles (1951), Grand Rapids Chicks (1950, 1951), Kenosha Comets (1949, 1950)

Joan Holderness Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1949 34 48 2 8 0 0 0 8 1 2 8 .167
1950 62 175 10 26 1 1 0 10 3 20 10 .149
1951 23 61 1 9 1 0 0 10 0 8 3 .148

Profile Biography

Joan started her career as the first bat girl for her hometown Kenosha Comets in 1947. The following year, she played for an AAGPBL farm team in Chicago before breaking into the big leagues in 1949. Joan had a cannon for an arm and was cool under pressure as a pinch hitter.

After her AAGPBL career, Joan enjoyed golfing and fishing and excelled in bowling. She was accepted into the National Ladies Professional Bowling Association in 1963, and for her bowling achievements, she was inducted into the Florida Womens Bowling Association Hall of Fame on May 15, 1981. In addition, Joan was inducted into the St. Petersburg, Florida Womens Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Clearwater, Florida Womens Hall of Fame in 1984.

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