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Jaynne Bittner

Jaynne Bittner

Jaynne Bittner

Jaynne Bittner

Jaynne Bittner

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: J.B.
  • Hometown: Lebanon, PA (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: April 17, 1926
  • Died: April 23, 2017

Jaynne BittnerHistory

Jaynne was a pitcher and utility player. She was also a fine basketball player, tennis champion, swimmer and competed in track.

Jaynne passed away April 23, 2017 at St. Josephs Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born in Lebanon on March 17, 1926. She was the daughter of M. Frank Bittner and Helen Berrier Bittner. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School class of 1944. She was a retired bus driver for the Plymouth MI schools. 

Jaynne was inducted into the Central Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and Lebanon High School Sports Hall of Fame. She was a pitcher in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1948 to 1954, having played for the Fort Wayne Daisies and the Grand Rapids Chicks. She was also an extra in the movie, A League of Their Own

She was survived by two sisters.

Author: Lebanon (MI) Daily News

Contributed By: Merrie Fidler

Copyright: Lebanon (MI) Daily News, May 7, 2017


LeagueBatting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1947 9 16 - 3 - - - - - - - .188
1948 21 58 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 14 ..069
1949 28 41 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 7 14 .073
1950 21 40 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 9 .125
1951 23 70 12 13 0 0 0 5 1 4 10 .186
1952 28 71 5 9 0 0 0 4 0 4 4 .127
1953 30 74 5 12 1 0 0 4 1 8 22 .162
1954 29 38 7 6 1 0 0 3 0 5 7 .158

LeaguePitching Record

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1947 8 35 15 6 - 8 8 2 0 1 2 .333
1948 21 152 69 43 2.55 81 29 5 1 9 9 .500
1949 26 131 70 50 3.44 72 31 7 3 4 10 .286
1950 20 119 96 74 5.60 77 55 7 12 5 10 .333
1951 23 183 76 60 2.95 78 57 6 1 15 8 .652
1952 25 178 92 66 3.34 111 59 6 7 11 12 .478
1953 30 209 89 57 2.45 128 75 7 4 16 7 .696
1954 24 119 92 67 5.07 92 45 7 4 5 11 3.13

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