June Peppas, American AAGPBL baseball player, Died at 86


June Peppas was born on June 16, 1929, and died on March 14, 2016.

She was a first basewoman and pitcher.

She played from 1948 through 1954 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

She was listed at 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m), 145 lb (66 kg), she batted and threw left-handed.

Whilst she was a student, she was always involved in athletics, predominantly underhand fast pitch softball.

June Peppas graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1947, and from 1942 to 1947 played for a championship team sponsored by Harold Greiner, owner of the Bob-Inn Restaurant in Fort Wayne.

The team won state titles in 1944 and 1945, while Greiner, who scouted for the All-American Professional Baseball League, recommended Peppas for the league’s tryouts.

Peppas received contract offers from a professional softball league and the AAGPBL, but decided to join the All-Americans.

During 1948, June Peppas attended to spring training at Opa-locka, Florida and was assigned to the Fort Wayne Daisies, playing for them one and a half year before joining the Racine Belles (1949ā€“50), Battle Creek Belles (1951) and Kalamazoo Lassies (1951ā€“54).

June Peppas spent most of her time at first base and pitching, ultimately appearing at outfield.

June Peppas passed away at 86 yrs old.