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Gertrude Weise

Gertrude Weise

Gertrude Weise

Gertrude Weise

Gertrude Weise

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name: Ganote
  • Nickname: Lefty
  • Hometown: Louisville, KY (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Left
  • Batting Hand: Left
  • Born: February 17, 1920
  • Died: May 4, 2006

Gertrude WeiseHistory

Lefty excelled in both pitching and first base.  In 1944, she was the league-leading defensive first baseman.  She was preceded in her death by her husband, Edward, and survived by her daughter, Linda, sisters Myrle, Mary and Ruth and many who loved her and honor her life.

GERTRUDE I. "LEFTY GANOTE" WEISE, 86, of South Louisville, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2006, at Rockford Manor.

She was the former Gertrude Ganote, and a retired employee of Walgreen's. She was a professional baseball player, having played for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1944 and 1945. Her primary position was first base, pitching was secondary. She excelled in both and was the leading defensive first baseman in 1944.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Weise. She is survived by a daughter, three sisters, two step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog, "Maggie."

A celebration of Gertrude's life was held at the Southern Home of Arch L. Heady & Son, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky. 

Author: Julie Ballard for Find A Grave Memorial

Contributed By: Helen Nordquist

Copyright: Find A Grave Memorial


LeagueBatting Record

Year Ga AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1944 97 338 35 45 3 2 0 11 24 42 60 .133
1945 81 287 26 55 5 8 0 19 9 24 32 .192

LeaguePitching Record

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1944 12 91 45 33 3.26 48 13 3 4 4 6 .400
1945 10 53 31 26 4.42 32 7 0 2 2 2 .500

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