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Philomena Zale (Gianfrancisco)

Philomena Zale (Gianfrancisco)

Philomena Zale

Gianfrancisco
Frisco
Chicago, IL  US
04/20/1923
01/18/1992
Right
Left
Player
Outfield
Grand Rapids Chicks (1945, 1946, 1947), Racine Belles (1948)

Philomena Zale Seasonal Batting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1945 21 39 6 6 1 0 0 1 1 99 6 .154
1946 98 342 34 77 9 2 2 53 21 38 33 .225
1947 32 98 13 16 2 1 0 5 6 12 13 .163
1948 114 398 34 81 11 2 4 35 45 47 36 .204

Profile Biography

Frisco was a fan favorite, electifying crowds with her outfield play and daring base running.  She joined the league in 1945 with the Grand Rapids Chicks and returned for the '46 and '47 seasons.  In '48 she was traded to Racine and helped the Belles to reach the postseason, appearing in a career-high 114 games while batting .204 with four homers and 45 RBI. 

In 1970 she married former Middleweight Boxing Champion Tony Zale and managed his personal appearances until her death in 1992.

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