DOTTIE WILTSE COLLINS Strikeout Queen of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

TROMBE, CAROLYN M.

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Synopsis: As World War II depleted the available manpower available to the major and minor leagues, Chicago Cubs owner Phillip Wrigley came up with a plan to ensure baseball would continue in the war years: the creation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The inaugural season in 1943 was so successful that two additional teams were added for 1944. One of the players brought in to fill the rosters of the new teams was Dottie Wiltse, a star softball player from Southern California. Assigned to the newly formed Minneapolis Millerettes, Wiltse went on to become one of the dominant players in the AAGPBL. During her six-year career with the Millerettes and the Fort Wayne Daisies, Dottie Wiltse Collins (married to Harvey Collins in 1946) pitched in 223 games, with a 117–76 record, 1205 strikeouts, and an earned run average of 1.83. Based on extensive research and interviews with Collins and other principals, this work covers the pitcher's early career as a softball player, her triumphs in professional baseball, and her part in the renewed interest in the women's league in the late 1980s.

About the Author: SABR member and award winner Carolyn M. Trombe lives in Wynantskill, New York. She is an an associate member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association.

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Title: DOTTIE WILTSE COLLINS Strikeout Queen of the...
Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO.
Publication Date: 2005
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