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Mary O'Meara (Froning)

Mary O'Meara (Froning)

Mary O'Meara

Froning
Minster, OH  US
08/26/1934
11/02/2014
Right
Right
Player
Center Field
Battle Creek Belles (1952), South Bend Blue Sox (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954)

Mary O'Meara Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1951 -10 - - - - - - - - - - -
1952 13 25 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 .080
1953 111 375 50 78 8 0 0 26 32 46 49 .208
1954 85 251 44 58 10 0 3 19 26 15 29 .231

Profile Biography

Mary was born in Minster, Ohio, a small town near Dayton.  At age 16, she was recruited to try out for the South Bend Blue Sox of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.  She signed with the Blue Sox in 1951 and played with them through 1954 when the league disbanded.

Mary lived with her husband Tom in Madison from 1958.  They have four children and six grand children, all boys.

Mary never lost her love of sports and played softball and coached in the City Rec Program until 1998.  Presently she plays tennis at Nielson Center during the winter and tennis and golf during the summer.  She states she loves the Badgers, Packers and Brewers.

In 2003, Mary was honored by having her name added to the Wall of Honor at the Brewers Stadium in MIlwaukee Wisconsin.

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