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Twila Shively

Twila Shively

Twila Shively

Twi
Chicago, IL  US
03/20/1922
11/25/1999
Right
Right
Player
First Base,Utility Outfield
Chicago Colleens (1948), Grand Rapids Chicks (1945, 1946, 1947), Peoria Redwings (1948, 1949, 1950)

Twila Shively Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1945 106 372 42 73 7 2 1 23 46 41 53 .196
1946 111 409 78 101 9 4 1 45 75 56 37 .247
1947 104 369 42 76 9 2 1 27 51 30 51 .206
1948 75 263 37 41 3 3 0 14 36 55 58 .156
1949 109 347 31 65 4 4 0 21 18 58 59 .187
1950 109 381 44 73 10 5 1 36 29 51 64 .192

Profile Biography

Twila Shively

“Twi” played softball in the Chicago softball leagues as early as 1942 when a headline in the Chicago Daily News said that she “Looks Like a Model, Runs Bases Like Ty Cobb, and Has Baseball ‘Savvy’ Plus a Pretty Face.”  Twi was a member of Chicago’s National Girls Baseball League’s (NGBL) Rockola Music Maids team in 1944.  The NGBL was organized as a professional softball league in 1944 to keep the best players from migrating to the All-American League which was established in 1943.  Nonetheless, Twi was one of those who transferred to the AAGPBL despite the NGBL’s best efforts.  She signed up to play for the Grand Rapids Chicks in 1945 and continued to be a member of the AAGPBL through the 1950 season.

 A solid defensive player, who routinely ranked among league leaders in fielding percentage, Twi was a starter in left field or first base in every game from 1945 to 1950 with few injury-related exceptions.  In 1946 she led the league in runs with 78.  In 1947, she was a member of the champion Grand Rapids Chicks.  Her career totals included 274 runs, 429 hits, and 255 stolen bases.  After leaving the AAGPBL, she remained active in sports, played a couple of more years in the NGBL, and enjoyed golf, hiking, and aerobics. Twi was a teacher in the off-season and was an amateur photographer.

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