Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 31, 1924, Adeline “Addie” Kerrar entered the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1944 with the Rockford Peaches. A versatile utility player, she caught and played at shortstop and third base. She had a brief career in the league because of assorted injuries.
In one game, Kerrar scored the winning run for her team by stealing home plate, but because she was not told to steal home, she was fined by Rockford's manager Jack Kloza. She collected three hits in eighteen at-bats for a .167 career average in eight games.
Following her baseball career, Kerrar went on to work as one of the first female postwomen in the United States. She later served as an area representative for the AAGPBL Players Association for a number of years.
Since 1988, Kerrar, along with her league mates, has been a part of “Women in Baseball,” a permanent exhibit established at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, which was unveiled to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League rather than individual baseball personalities.
Adeline was a long-time resident of Naples, Florida, where she died at the age of 70 on July 4,1995. She was survived by her brother and sister-in-law, a close friend, and several nieces and nephews. She was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Milwaukee, WI.
Contributed By: Merrie Fidler
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