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Helene Van Sant

Helene Van Sant

Helene Van Sant

Helene Van Sant

Helene Van Sant

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name: (Machado)
  • Nickname: "Chow"
  • Hometown: Venice, CA (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: April 17, 1926
  • Died: February 13, 2019

Helene Van SantHistory

When this Daisiy played leftfield she had plenty of fans in the bleachers in Ft. Wayne. Her nickname came from her ability to down immense quanities of food, "Chow"!  Helene was known for the long ball and she was considered the Babe Ruth of the Daisies.  She is an expert in horsemanship played basketball and tennis in the off-season. 

Helene “Chow” Machado Van Sant, passed away Feb. 13, 2018 according to her son. He also relayed that a celebration of Helene’s life was held at the Carriage House in Prospect Park near Redlands, CA on March 10, 2019.


Helene played outfield for the 1946 Peoria Redwings and the 1947 Fort Wayne Daisies.

Author: M. Fidler

Contributed By: Darrell Van Sant

Copyright: AAGPBL PA


LeagueBatting Record

Year Ga AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1946 73 252 13 46 7 1 0 14 6 11 9 .183
1947 90 301 26 67 6 3 0 23 27 24 23 .223

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