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Dottie Ferguson Key
Birth: Feb. 17, 1923
Virden
Virden Census Division
Manitoba, Canada
Death: May 8, 2003
Rockford
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA

Women's baseball player. She played for 10 seasons with the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She was supposedly the basis for the Mae "All the Way" Mordabito character played by Madonna in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own." She played second base and center field and was a member of all four of Rockford's league championships in 1945, '48, '49 and '50. The Peaches drafted her in 1945 and she remained until 1954 when the league was disbanded. In 1998 she was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. In April of 2003 she was awarded the YWCA's Janet Lynn Sports Award. A native of Canada, she was also the 1939 North American women's speed skating champion, but World War II kept her from making an Olympic appearance. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Gardens
Machesney Park
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: May 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7433922
Dottie Ferguson Key
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Dottie Ferguson Key
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Dottie Ferguson Key
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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