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Helen Steffes (Filarski)

Helen Steffes (Filarski)

Helen Steffes

Filarski
Fil
Detroit, MI  US
05/11/1924
Right
Right
Player
Second Base,Third Base,Utility Outfield
Kenosha Comets (1947), Peoria Redwings (1947), Rockford Peaches (1945, 1946), South Bend Blue Sox (1948, 1949, 1950)

Helen Steffes Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1945 99 324 44 56 7 1 0 25 28 48 30 .173
1946 77 231 33 42 5 3 1 23 23 43 14 .182
1947 72 227 22 42 3 1 0 12 14 35 21 .185
1948 101 324 29 58 1 1 0 29 18 48 29 .179
1949 92 290 31 60 3 3 0 26 19 30 28 .207
1950 93 287 30 60 6 6 0 26 13 44 15 .209

Profile Biography

Helen join the Peaches in 1945 and she helped them win the title that year.  She kept scrap books of her playing days and was a photographer on the side. In 1938, Helen started in baseball around the playgrounds of Detroit. She played amateur ball, starting at shortstop, and then second base, and finally settling in at third. Fil played six years in the league. After two years with the Peaches she was trade to Peoria and then moved mid season to Kenosha. after the 1947 season she was sent to South Bend where she played for three years before she retired to get married to Don Steffes. She had six children, 4 boys and 2 girls. She continued to be active in sports and did so by coaching her children's teams. She enjoyed playing basketball and also bowled. During the war years she worked for the Briggs Aircaft in Detroit on the B-29 wings.She has coached hundreds of girls , including her two daughters, and continued to coach into the early 2000's. Her players think so highly of her that they all call her Mom.

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