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Abbott, Flora Velma (5/29/1929 - 1/1/1987)
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Flora Velma Abbott was a utility infielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 2", 110 lb., she batted and threw right-handed.
A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Abbott was one of the sixty-four girls from Canada who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during its 12 year history. A light-hitting reserve player, she was able to play at second base and third and showed speed on the bases, while playing for four different teams in a span of two years.
Before joining the league, Abbott played in California with the Alameda Girls, a twice World Champion in amateur softball. She entered the AAGPBL in 1946, dividing her playing time between the Kenosha Comets, Peoria Redwings and Rockford Peaches. She posted a collective .178 batting average in 52 games, driving in five runs while scoring 15 times. Abbott opened the 1947 season with the Fort Wayne Daisies, playing for them as a regular at third base. She hit .141 with 27 runs and 15 RBIs, including 18 stolen bases and her only career home run.
Contributed by: Helen Nordquist
Submitted on: 10/16/2013
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