Rosemary Stevenson, American baseball player, Died at 80

Rosemary Stevenson was born on June 2, 1936, and died on January 3, 2017.

She was an American baseball player.

Stevenson played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) from 1954-1955.

Stevenson mainly played right field and left field.

Stevenson threw right-handed and batted left-handed.

Stevenson played softball starting at age 11. As a 17-year-old student at Pickford High School, located in Pickford Township, Michigan, she heard about the AAGPBL and tried out.

During 1954, Stevenson was assigned to the Grand Rapids Chicks, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, playing her first game the day after her high school graduation.

Stevenson played in 54 games until the league folded later that year.

Stevenson went on to play and coach softball.

Later on, she wrote an autobiography titled “Don’t Die on Third”, available for purchase here.

Stevenson passed away in Nunica, Michigan.

Rosemary Stevenson passed away at 80 years old.