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Dorothy Key (Ferguson)

Dorothy Key (Ferguson)

Dorothy Key

Ferguson
Dottie
Winnipeg, MB  CANADA
02/17/1923
05/08/2003
Right
Right
Player
Second Base,Third Base,Center Field
Peoria Redwings (1946), Rockford Peaches (1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954)

Dorothy Key Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1945 37 84 5 11 2 0 0 4 6 9 14 .131
1946 80 235 43 43 0 2 0 15 39 42 27 .183
1947 112 367 51 61 2 1 0 20 71 52 39 .166
1948 123 419 73 64 6 0 0 16 73 76 62 .153
1949 103 346 51 62 6 2 0 20 56 59 52 .179
1950 102 364 61 85 5 4 0 27 36 43 34 .234
1951 107 370 91 80 6 0 1 27 91 67 32 .216
1952 108 354 54 86 8 4 1 41 46 38 27 .243
1953 101 400 56 83 8 1 0 21 29 43 30 .208
1954 77 277 35 70 6 0 0 8 14 26 16 .253

Profile Biography

Dottie left Cananda to play baseball in the states. Her future husband, Don Key, followed her to Rockford and courted her. Both she and Don were speed skaters. Dottie also enjoy hourse back riding and hockey. After playing on many many successful Canadian teams , Dot made the jump to the AAGPBL and the Rockford Peaches.  Dottie was a speedy base runner who found many ways to get on base, including getting hit by pitches. Once on base she was a threat to steal the next base. Dottie also used her speed to track down balls hit into the outfield and steal many potential hits away form the other team. She became a fan favoite in Rockford and my the city her addopted home town till the day she passed.

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