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Joan Knebl

Joan Knebl

Joan Knebl

Joan Knebl

Joan Knebl

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name: (Eisenberger, but she played under "Berger")
  • Nickname: "Bergie"
  • Hometown: Garfield, NJ (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: October 9, 1933
  • Died: September 11, 2021

Joan KneblHistory

Team Position Uniform #
1950 Grand Rapids Chicks Outfield 13
1951 Rockford Peaches Second Base & Outfield Unknown
1952 Rockford Peaches Second Base 16
1953 Rockford Peaches Shortstop 16
1954 Rockford Peaches Second Base & Third Base 16

Joan Marie (Eisenberger) Knebl

Joan Marie (Eisenberger) Knebl passed away on Sept. 11, 2012, at the age of 87. She was born in Passaic, NJ on Oct. 9, 1933. A member of the AAGPBL Rockford Peaches, she and her league mates were honored when the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY opened their “Women in Baseball” exhibit in 1988. Shortly after that, the movie “A League of Their Own” was released.

Joan retired from Ferrero, USA in 1994.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, a beloved son, a sister, and her parents. She was survived by two sons, grandchildren, cousins, a sister-in-law, friends, and wonderful neighbors.

Joan loved life, her family, visits to a casino, and signing autograph requests from baseball fans through the years. She was a wonderful Mom, daughter, and big sister. She will live in our hearts forever. R.I.P.

Joan’s burial service was private.

 

 

 

Author: Unknown

Contributed By: Betsy Alverson

Copyright: Pippin Funeral Home, Inc. 119 W. Cam-Wyo Ave. Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934, Sept. 2021.


LeagueBatting Record

Year Ga AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1950 -10 - - - - - -- - - - - -
1951 48 155 20 30 2 1 0 21 4 18 20 .194
1952 109 382 54 96 5 6 1 33 24 39 34 .251
1953 103 368 56 91 8 3 1 28 31 44 16 .247
1954 85 289 43 81 12 2 2 22 19 18 5 .280

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