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Alice Haylett

Alice Haylett

Alice Haylett

Alice Haylett

Alice Haylett

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: Al
  • Hometown: Battle Creek, MI (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: April 2, 1923
  • Died: March 24, 2004

Alice HaylettHistory


Alice Haylett (akas: "Al", "Sis"; April 2, 1923 – March 24, 2004) was a female pitcher who played from 1946 through 1949 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m), 155 lb., she batted and threw right-handed.

A native of Coldwater, Michigan, Haylett grew up in a farm family of English,Pennsylvania Dutch, and Indian ancestry. She graduated from Coldwater High School in 1940, and after taking a summer job in Battle Creek, Michigan she worked full-time for five years and played softball for several local teams. She heard about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from Betty Whiting, a fellow softball player who had entered the league in 1945 with the Milwaukee Chicks. Haylett attended a tryout for the league in 1946 and was assigned to the Grand Rapids Chicks, playing for them for the next four years.

In her rookie season, Haylett hit a .221 batting average playing briefly at outfield. Grand Rapids finished in second place that season. In 1947, she joined the pitching staff and posted a 19–11 record, helping her team to clinch the championship. Her most productive season came in 1948 just when the league changed to pitching overhand and adopted a smaller ball. She made the adjustements, relying on a strong fastball and a breaking curve that baffled opposiing hitters who tried to analyze her pitches. Haylett finished with a 25–5 mark, led the league in winning percentage (.833) and earned run average (0.77), and tied with Joanne Winter in victories. She was named Pitcher of the Year and also earned an All-Star berth. With Haylett at the mound, the Chicks won the 1947 AAGPBL Championship Title and reached the playoffs in 1948 and 1949. However, she ended her career prematurely after developing a sore pitching arm in her last season.

Haylett, who never married, worked at the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek for 30 years and retired to Lakeland, Florida in 1981. She returned to softball briefly, and eventually played golf. She died in her Florida home six days before her 81st birthday.

Author: Wikipedia

Contributed By: Helen Nordquist

Copyright: Wikipedia


LeagueBatting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1946 41 104 9 23 1 1 0 5 1 8 11 .221
1947 31 90 6 17 4 0 0 12 1 3 7 .189
1948 33 93 7 13 0 0 0 3 0 12 7 .140
1949 32 83 7 11 1 1 0 5 0 7 5 .133

LeaguePitching Record

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1946 38 297 119 98 2.97 191 113 8 10 17 21 .447
1947 31 258 78 56 1.95 67 92 13 6 19 11 .633
1948 32 269 36 23 0.77 67 114 9 3 25 5 .833
1949 27 220 70 46 1.88 80 71 9 8 9 10 .474

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