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Joanne Winter

Joanne Winter

Joanne Winter

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Maywood, IL  US
01/24/1924
09/22/1996
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Player, Personnel
Pitcher,Chaperone
All Star Team (1946, 1948), Racine Belles (1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950)

Joanne Winter Seasonal Pitching Records

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1943 29 200 121 57 2.57 47 13 1 6 11 11 .500
1944 40 310 172 102 2.96 133 52 13 11 15 23 .395
1945 34 256 125 72 2.53 77 35 11 2 7 22 ,241
1946 46 349 82 46 1.19 132 183 14 14 33 10 .767
1947 38 297 93 68 2.06 122 121 15 4 22 13 .629
1948 38 329 67 43 1.18 86 248 10 3 25 12 .676
1949 32 228 84 55 2.17 95 72 12 5 11 13 .458
1950 30 190 78 52 2.46 67 46 6 1 9 11 .450

Joanne Winter Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1943 31 83 9 21 0 0 1 12 7 4 7 .253
1944 50 127 14 21 2 0 0 12 12 17 9 .165
1945 45 118 4 14 1 0 0 3 6 10 14 .119
1946 51 115 22 25 1 3 1 12 7 24 13 .217
1947 42 105 8 17 3 0 0 8 6 15 13 .163
1948 39 100 8 12 1 0 1 6 3 23 23 .120
1949 32 66 4 6 0 0 0 4 0 14 15 .091
1950 38 76 8 17 2 0 1 8 0 5 8 .224

Profile Biography

"Joanie" was one of the original players in the league in 1943 and one of the most popular Belles' players. She was also one of seven pitchers with 100 or more wins in AAGPBL history, ranking in third place with 133 victories behind Helen Nicol (163) and Jean Faut (140).  As the seasons passed she became more of a strikeout pitcher, usually with an ERA in the mid 2.50 to 3.00 range. An all-around athlete, she competed in many sports: basketball, swimming, volleyball, soccer, track, handball, tennis, and golf. 

Following her baseball career, Winter played tennis and golf in Arizona.  She won the Arizona State Women's Golf champiionship four times, and joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1962, competing in 25 tournaments.  Her LPGA career ended in 1965 due to a back injury caused by an auto accident.

One of 14 original Master Professionals in the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division, Winter found her niche as a master teacher of golf for 30 years.  Founder of the Arizona Silver Belle Championship Golf Tournament, she also coached women's golf at Scottsdale Community College and Arizona State University.

Winter's golf honors included LPGA Teacher of the Year in 1969 and the Ellen Griffin Rolex Award in 1995.  This award, named after one of the best known female teachers in American golf history, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated by their teaching skill the same spirit, love, and dedication possessed by Griffin.  

Besides this, Winter was inducted into the National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

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