Alice Pollitt, American AAGPBL baseball player, Died at 86

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Margaret “Alice” Pollitt was born on July 19, 1929, and March 15, 2016, in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

She was an infielder who played from 1947 through 1953 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

She stood at 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m), 150 lb., she batted and threw right-handed.

She was a native of Lansing, Michigan.

Her upbringing was in a home where sports were considered of vital importance.

Her father was a known professional soccer player in England before coming to the United States, was also an avid baseball fanatic and motivated her to play the game at a very early age.

She was a two-time All-Star.

Alice was discovered by an AAGPBL scout while she was playing in her hometown and entered the league in 1947.

Alice Pollitt played all seven of her AAGPBL seasons with the Rockford Peaches, helping them win three championships pennants by combining a sharp defense and provided stability through the middle of the batting order.

Pollitt began at shortstop in her rookie season, then anchored third base for six years as part of a solid and durable Rockford infield that included Dorothy Kamenshek at first base, Mildred Deegan at second and Dorothy Harrell at shortstop.

Alice Pollitt was most productive season came in 1951 when she collected a .299 batting average and tied with Fort Wayne Daisies’ Betty Foss and teammate Eleanor Callow for the most home runs (four).

She ranked fourth in total bases (158), fifth in hits (121) and runs (88), seventh in average, while tying for second in triples with Kamenshek (9) behind Rockford Peaches’ Eleanor Callow (10).

In addition, she gained her first selection for the All-Star Team.

During 1952, she batted .270 and stole 35 bases, being selected to the All-Star Team as a reserve infielder.

Alice has posted career-numbers with a .315 average and 14 doubles in 1953, her last year in the league.

Alice Pollitt passed away at 86 yrs old.

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