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 Dottie Ferguson Key

Dottie Ferguson Key

Birth
Virden, Virden Census Division, Manitoba, Canada
Death 8 May 2003 (aged 80)
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Machesney Park, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 7433922 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 12 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7433922
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dottie Ferguson Key (17 Feb 1923–8 May 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7433922, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .