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Elizabeth Wagoner

Elizabeth Wagoner

Elizabeth Wagoner

Elizabeth Wagoner

Elizabeth Wagoner

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: Betty
  • Hometown: Lebanon, MO (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Left
  • Batting Hand: Left
  • Born: July 15, 1930
  • Died: May 9, 2006

Elizabeth WagonerHistory

Obituary

Betty was a 1948 graduate of Bolivar High School in Bolivar.  After graduation she  moved to South Bend  to play professional baseball for the South Bend Blue Sox. She was a  star pitcher and outfielder. She played for the Blue Sox from 1948-1952.  Betty put her heart and soul into the game and loved every minute of it.

She was an avid  sports participant, playing not only baseball but was a player-coach for a professional women's basketball, which traveled the country to play games.  She also loved to golf and bowl.  She was a big sports fan and loved watching baseball, basketball, and golf on TV, and was a loyal Chicago White Sox fan.  Betty was a walking sports encyclopedia.

After her career with the Blue Box, she became an office supervisor for a major Corporation from 1952 to 1986.  Betty was a member of a local church and sang in the choir. 

 

Betty was an All-Star for the Blue Sox and is in the Hall of Fame in Lebanon, Missouri.  She was recognized with her team in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

 

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Wagoner, 75, of Peach Road, South Bend, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006 in her residence.
 
She was born on July 15, 1930, in Lebanon, Missouri, to the late Irene (Martley) and Irvin Wagoner. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Wagoner, who died on December 28, 1999. 

Betty is survived by a sister, three nieces, two nephews, eight great-nephews, one great-niece, two great-great-nieces, one great-great-nephew, two aunts and two uncles, many cousins. two dearest friends, and other dear friends. 

Betty was a 1948 graduate of Bolivar High School in Bolivar, Missouri. After graduation she moved to South Bend to play professional baseball for the South Bend Blue Sox, for whom she was a star pitcher and outfielder. She played for the team from 1948-1952. Betty put her heart and soul into the game and loved every minute of it. She was an avid sports participant playing not only baseball but was a player-coach for a professional women's basketball team that traveled the country to play games, and she loved to bowl and golf. She was also a big sports fan, loving to watch baseball, basketball and golf on TV, and was a loyal Chicago White Sox fan. Betty was a walking sports encyclopedia. After her career with the Blue Sox she became an office supervisor for Bendix Corp., which she did from 1952 to 1986. Betty was a member of First Christian Church, South Bend, and sang in the church's choir. She was an All-Star for the Blue Sox and is in the Hall of Fame in Lebanon, Missouri. The South Bend Blue Sox team is in the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. 

Services for Betty were held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, South Bend. Additional services and burial were held at a later date in the Colonial FC Inc., City Rt. 66 W., Lebanon, Missouri. 

Author: South Bend Tribune

Contributed By: Helen Nordquist

Copyright: South Bend Tribune, 5/11/2006


LeagueBatting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1948 84 248 42 69 2 1 0 11 7 42 42 .278
1949 113 379 58 87 4 1 0 26 64 87 36 .230
1950 106 388 61 115 11 3 0 39 37 64 22 .296
1951 110 375 77 102 9 3 0 41 50 63 20 .272
1952 97 353 64 104 7 4 0 27 40 64 16 .295
1953 107 352 42 84 9 2 0 32 19 63 5 .239
1954 48 150 23 48 12 0 0 15 4 20 4 .320

LeaguePitching Record

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1950 4 24 12 11 4.13 18 9 0 2 0 3 .000
1952 9 55 31 26 4.25 31 15 1 4 5 2 .714
1953 19 149 84 50 3.02 106 60 2 8 4 13 .235
1954 9 58 42 30 4.66 38 34 4 2 4 4 .500

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