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Alma Ziegler

Alma Ziegler

Alma Ziegler

Alma Ziegler

Alma Ziegler

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: Ziggy
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: January 9, 1918
  • Died: May 30, 2005

Alma ZieglerHistory

See "Related Article" above "Player/Profile Search" for Alma's obituary.

Alma was voted "Player of the Year" for 1950 as a pitcher with a record of 19-7 and ERA of 1.38.

"Ziggy" as some called her, was one of those rare people you meet who you never forget. Only 5' 3" tall in stature, she stood 10 feet tall in personality, integrity, and spirit.

Ziggy played for only one team in the league, her beloved Chicks, from their beginning as the Milwaukee Chicks in 1944 and moved to Grand Rapids in 1945.  There they remained until the league folded at the end of the 1954 season. She played in 1,154 games and stood at the plate facing almost every pitcher in the league with 3,621 turns at bat.

Always laughing and smiling, Ziggy was an inspiration to the veterans and the rookies on the team. She had a good word and a happy face for everyone she met and was a favorite with all her teammates and opponents. Whether she was playing shortstop, second, or pitching, she was always a sure glove on the field, fast on her feet, and in control on and off the field.

Ziggy was Player of the Year in 1950, Pitching Champion in 1951, and a member of the All-Star Team in 1950 and 1953. She was dearly loved and repeatedly led her team as Team Captain.

Ziggy had a fall in Nov. 2004 at her home in Los Osos, California and broke her pelvis bone in two places. After that, she had a couple of strokes, and then it was all down hill. She became very frail, then the Lord took her home.

We all miss our beloved "Ziggy."

Author: Mark Cornejo, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, CA

Contributed By: Sue Macy

Copyright: The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, CA


LeagueBatting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1944 115 324 51 62 2 1 0 25 77 72 29 .191
1945 103 365 35 51 3 0 0 15 48 46 26 .140
1946 101 344 60 52 7 0 0 27 55 65 26 .151
1947 112 388 55 71 4 0 0 8 67 62 36 .183
1948 126 454 61 77 8 0 1 33 38 61 44 .170
1949 113 370 58 67 0 2 0 18 34 87 12 .181
1950 111 322 37 56 4 0 0 23 19 70 19 .174
1951 106 340 35 58 10 4 0 35 20 52 16 .171
1952 85 249 20 49 2 1 0 16 7 33 9 .197
1953 96 250 37 42 4 0 0 18 17 55 23 .168
1954 86 215 33 43 3 0 2 21 5 38 9 .200

LeaguePitching Record

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1948 18 119 21 16 1.21 24 49 2 0 9 6 .600
1949 5 31 7 4 8 4 1 0 2 1 .667
1950 35 235 49 36 1.38 33 84 2 2 19 7 .731
1951 22 171 38 24 1.26 38 62 7 0 14 8 .636
1952 12 72 34 20 2.50 9 7 1 1 3 4 .429
1953 17 116 43 39 3.03 28 28 3 0 8 4 .667
1954 17 95 58 42 3.98 36 16 1 1 5 4 .556

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