Marie Mahoney, American baseball player, Died at 91


Emily Marie Mahoney was born on September 21, 1924, in Houston, Texas and died on January 23, 2016.

She was an outfielder.

She played from 1947 through 1948 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

She was listed at 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m), 135 lb., she batted and threw right-handed.

Marie Mahoney was the only Houstonian to play in the AAGPBL during its twelve years of existence.

״Her teammates called her Red״ for her hair color.

She served as the fourth outfielder for the two Indiana teams as long as she played in the league.

Miss Mahoney began playing softball at age nine.

Marie Mahoney also competed in basketball, tennis and volleyball, before joining a women’s softball team when she turned 16.

Following her graduating from San Jacinto High School, she continued her excellence on the diamond as she became a perennial Texas state ASA all-star, who led her teams to several state championships.

Miss Mahoney was primarily a pitcher, and after a brief stint at third base, she found her permanent home in the outfield.

She was select by the South Bend Blue Sox

During her early season, Mahoney scores .204 average and a .340 of slugging in just 47 games, while ending fifth in triples.

Miss Mahoney opened in 1948 with South Bend but was traded to the Fort Wayne Daisies during the midseason, just in time to help her team reach the playoffs.

And batted a combined .140 in 56 games, and went 1-for-5 in two postseason contests.

She then played softball in Houston.

Marie worked for Eastman Kodak as a microfilm technician during 32 years.

Then she retired in 1983.

In 1993, Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer, but recovered after treatment and returned to her daily life without any difficulty.

Miss Mahoney was a part of Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, which was unveiled in 1988 to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Additionally, Casey Candaele, former Houston Astros infielder and son of AAGPBL star Helen Callaghan, introduced her for induction into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.

She was an accomplished bowler for 30 years, Marie Mahoney resided in Houston and worked part-time at a local golf course.

Marie Mahoney passed away at 91 yrs old on January 23, 2016.