Jacqueline Mattson, American baseball player, Died at 87

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Mattson was born on November 16, 1928, and died on February 23, 2016,

She was an American baseball player.

She played in the catcher position.

Jacqueline Mattson played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1950 and 1951, batting and throwing right-handed.

Mattson stood at 5 foot 5 inches, weighing 100 pounds.

Jackie became a bullpen catcher on a men’s baseball team, this was where she learned to catch, in 1944.

Then, Mattson moved on to catching in a local recreation department indoor softball league.

At this time, Jacqueline grew strong enough skills to be recruited to play fast-pitch ball a year later for the West Allis fast pitch league, having been sent by Bunny Brief and Jack Kloza.

That particular league had a reputation for being a stepping stone to the AAGPBL.

She played on the Majdecki Foods team alongside Eileen Burmeister, Marge Peters, and Edna Scheer, winning the championship 1-0.

Jackie’s mom watched her play during this game.

Jacqueline Mattson passed away at 87 yrs old.

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