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Charlene Mayer (Pryer)

Charlene Mayer (Pryer)

Charlene Mayer

Pryer
Shorty
Riverside, CA  US
09/24/1921
06/03/1999
Right
Right
Player
Second Base,Utility Outfield
All Star Team (1951), Muskegon Lassies (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950), South Bend Blue Sox (1950, 1951, 1952)

Charlene Mayer Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1946 108 381 64 77 9 0 0 18 45 51 33 .202
1947 108 422 51 105 3 2 1 20 76 22 23 .249
1948 112 406 70 107 5 3 1 29 58 56 41 .262
1949 76 277 56 65 2 2 1 10 68 38 16 .235
1950 112 427 75 115 11 1 0 25 75 51 41 .269
1951 109 426 106 133 8 3 0 32 129 40 39 .312
1952 79 293 41 70 6 1 0 18 59 23 21 .239

Profile Biography

Shorty played ball in southern Califorinia and was coach by her father, an ex-professional baseball player. She attended University of Califorina in LA for two years and then served 26 months in the Marine Corps. After returning from the service she was signed by the AAGPBL. Shorty's temperment and personality made her a quick favorite of the fans and her team mates. She became one of the top outfielders in the league with a fielding average of .995. She was an excellant bunter who had good speed. Shorty was a clam, cool heads-up player who has made many sensational catches in centerfield. Her love of baseball can be attributed to her father, a former professional, who bagan teaching her at an early age. During her playing days she sang twice weekly over the local radio station. "Shorty" has the "Charlene "Shorty" Pryer Mayer Ball Field" named in her honor at the Wilson Elementary School in Medford, OR.

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