Gloria Rogers (McCloskey)
Gloria Rogers Seasonal Batting Record
After her year in the AAGPBL, Gloria played for Goetz Country Club, a softball team in St. Joseph, Mo., that won the national championship in 1955. While at Christian College (now Columbia College in Columbia, MO), she participated in the horsemanship program, tennis, field hockey, and the synchronized swimming team. At that time the college did not have a softball team. Gloria was voted Christian College’s Athletic Queen in 1955. She later attended Northeast Missouri State University, earning a degree in physical education and dramatics.
Gloria taught physical education and coached basketball and track in Kirksville, Marceline, and Edina, MO and married Kelly Rogers, Superintendent of the Macon, MO, R-1 School District. They had two children, a girl, Tracy, and a son, Trent.
Shelby Schaefer, a Macon High School softball player, noted that Gloria volunteered her assistance with the high school softball team for several years. Shelby noted that she had "been lucky enough to gain some of [Gloria's] wisdom of softball . . . ."
After the feature film A League of Their Own premiered, Gloria often spoke to school classes about her experience in the AAGPBL.