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Ernestine Petras

Ernestine Petras

Ernestine Petras

Ernestine Petras

Ernestine Petras

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: Teeny
  • Hometown: Haskell, NJ (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: September 17, 1922
  • Died: November 20, 2017

Ernestine PetrasHistory

Team Position Uniform #
1944 Milwaukee Chicks Shortstop
1945 Grand Rapids Chicks Shortstop
1946 Grand Rapids Chicks Shortstop
1947 Grand Rapids Chicks Shortstop
1948 Chicago Colleens Shortstop
1948 Grand Rapids Chicks Shortstop
1949 Kenosha Comets Shortstop
1950 Kenosha Comets Shortstop, Chaperone
1951 Kenosha Comets Manager, Shortstop
1952 Battle Creek Belles Shortstop

Teeny served as manager of the 1951 Kenosha Comets temporarily during the last part of the season because regular manager Johnny Gottselig had to report to his job with the Chicago Black Hawks’ Hockey Team.

Petras, Ernestine "Teeny" (10/22/1924 – 11/20/2017)
By Scanlan Funeral Home
Ernestine "Teeny" Petras, 95, of Haskell, NJ passed away on November 20, 2017.

Born in Coaldale, PA, Teeny lived in Irvington, NJ before moving to Haskell.  She was a former infielder who played for several teams in her ten-year stint with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.  One of Teeny's greatest assets was her speed, making her a standout shortstop and helping her to steal over 400 bases in 9 seasons.

Teeny is survived by her nephew and godson, a nephew, two nieces, and and five grand-nieces. 
 Visiting hours were held from 10 am to 12pm Friday, November 24 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home.  A funeral service concluded the visitation at 12 pm.  Interment followed at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Teeny's memory to the Pompton Lakes Riverdale Little League would be greatly appreciated by her family.

Author: Scanlan Funeral Home

Contributed By: Carol Sheldon

Copyright: Scanlan Funeral Home


LeagueBatting Record

Year Ga AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1944 32 82 7 8 1 0 0 8 10 7 5 .089
1945 110 359 32 58 3 3 0 29 31 22 38 .162
1946 112 355 38 68 5 1 0 34 53 31 27 .192
1947 112 394 45 69 6 3 0 25 51 29 31 .175
1948 108 349 59 76 7 0 0 32 86 53 32 .218
1949 111 378 59 74 4 3 0 17 73 68 32 .196
1950 104 381 57 88 8 4 0 23 52 59 38 .231
1951 53 170 24 36 7 1 0 10 22 33 24 .212
1952 92 322 38 75 14 1 0 18 42 40 22 .233

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