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Mava Lee Thomas

Mava Lee Thomas

Mava Lee Thomas

Tommy
Ocala, FL  US
09/01/1929
08/06/2013
Right
Both
Player
Third Base,Catcher
Fort Wayne Daisies (1951)

Mava Lee Thomas Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1951 -10 - - - - - - - - - - -

Profile Biography

"Tommy" is the daughter of Herb Thomas, a native Floridian who had a 25 years Minor and Major League Baseball career. Herb played for the Buffalo Bisons. Boston Braves and New York Giants.  They are the only father/daughter to play in the Major Leagues and in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.

"Tommy" graduated from Ocala High School in Ocala, Florida in 1948.  After a short stint in the AA playing for the Fort Wayne Daisies in 1951, she inlisted in the Navy Waves from 1952 & 1953.  She was Radioman at COMFIVE Communications Hqtrs, Norfolk Naval Base.

She graduated from University of Florida in 1958 with a Recreation Degree.  She worked with U.S. Government as a civilian  in Recreation for over 13 years.  Her last position was Women's Sports Director for Armed Forces Sports with the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. She joined the Ocala Recreation & Parks Department in 1987.  She was the Special Events Supervisor.    "Tommy" enjoyed golf, swimming, fishing, bicycling chess, backgammon and video games. 

 Playing Career Highlights:

  1. Fast-pitch softball, basketball & volleyball (School Teams 1944-1948)
  2. Fast-pitch softball (Ocala VFW Team 1948-1950)
  3. Professional baseball in AAGPBL (Fort Wayne Daisies 1951)
  4. Fast-pitch softball & basketball (Norfolk Naval Base Waves 1952-1953)
  5. Professional baseball (Hagerstown Mollys 1954-1955 (Traveling women's team that played exhibition games against men's teams)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

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