October 2, 2009

All American Girls Professional Baseball League


She's thrown off her mask and cap to make the catch. I want to find out more about this woman, Mary Rountree. Pro baseball player and medical student at Florida State College for Women (now FSU, right here in Tallahassee) at the time this was taken. I bet she had (is having?) a hell of a life.

Opa-locka, Florida
1948
from State Library and Archives of Florida

7 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Wonder if you can find anything about her.

downtown guy said...

If I can, I'll post it up.

honeyluna said...

Wow, pro baseball and medical school? How do people do that kind of thing. It's amazing and I bet she was/is awesome.

B.E. Earl said...

Sadly, Mary passed away a few years ago.

Here is a great site with bios of many of the players in the AAGPBL, including Mary Rountree.

http://www.aagpbl.org/

downtown guy said...

B.E.'s the man! Also, I think that site just revealed a little more about Dr. Rountree:

"Dr. Mary is survived by dear friend, Doris Malmuth..."

Ms. Moon said...

Ah....

downtown guy said...

Indeed.