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Key, Dorothy Ferguson (2/17/1923 - 5/8/2003)

By Winnipeg Free Press

Memorable Manitobans: Dorothy B. Ferguson “Dottie” Key (1923-2003) - Baseball player.

Born at Virden, Manitoba on 17 February 1923, daughter of Elmer Ferguson and Violet Whiting, she was a contender as the North American Women’s Speed Skating Champion in 1939 but her ambition to perform for Canada in the 1940 Olympics were dashed when the Games were cancelled due to the Second World War. From 1945 to 1954, she played for the Rockford Peaches in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. She was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (1998) and the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame (1998). She died at Rockford, Illinois on 8 May 2003.

Contributed by: Helen Nordquist
Submitted on: 11/05/2013
Copyright: Winnipeg Free Press, 5/14/2003

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