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 (1949–50), Battle Creek Belles (1951) and Kalamazoo Lassies (1951–54).

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

June Peppas passed away at 86 yrs old.