"Dodie played eight seasons in the AAGPBL. Her 20-win season in 1945 was highlighted by Racine's first no-hit, no-run game against Fort Wayne on July 1. A member of Racine's 1946 championship team, Doris won the game that put them in the playoffs. As a pitcher and outfielder, Doris had a career fielding percentage of .932. The 5'6" southpaw notched 79 wins in her AAGPBL career.
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MARY (DORIS) BARR died peacefully on July 12, 2009 at Kildonan Personal Care Centre, Doris passed away at the age of 88.
Doris was the daughter of Malcolm and Susan Barr, formerly of Starbuck and Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was predeceased by sister Marjorie O'Neill and three brothers, John, Harold and Ernest. Doris leaves many friends in the baseball communities of Canada and the USA.
She started her baseball career as pitcher with the Winnipeg Ramblers and Regina Army and Navy Bombers, then went on to a nine year career in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (A League of Their Own) in the USA. Doris was recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame in St. Mary's, Ontario, the Manitoba Hall of Fame in Brandon and the Softball Association in Winnipeg.
Doris loved getting out on the golf course and her favourite pastime was family get togethers where she could joke with and tease her many nieces and nephews. Doris worked several years in the accounting departments at Manitoba Health Sciences Centre and Grace Hospital, where she made many friends. Doris was interned at the Lasting Tribute Chapel.
Author: Matt Preprost, Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, Canada
Contributed By: Merrie Fidler
Copyright: Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba, Canada)