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Jenny Romatowski

Jenny Romatowski

Jenny Romatowski

Jenny Romatowski

Jenny Romatowski

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: Romey
  • Hometown: Wyandotte, MI (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: September 13, 1927
  • Died: March 12, 2014

Jenny RomatowskiHistory

Jenny was an outstanding rookie in 1946. She started her career as a utility infielder but then switched to catching. In the off-season Jenny attended Michigan State where she studied to become a physicial education teacher. She was also into photography as a hobby.

Jenny "Romey" Romatowski of Palm Harbor, Florida formerly of Wyandotte, Michigan. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews. She is a highly recognized athlete from Wyandotte. Jenny, known to her teammates as "Romey", traveled the world during her outstanding athletic career as both player and coach in three sports - softball, baseball and field hockey. She and her ball playing teammates were the subject of the popular film "A League of Their Own."

In fact, Romatowski is actually in the movie, which begins and ends with an actual reunion of former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) players at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY. A special exhibit of "Women in Baseball" was unveiled and the entire league were recognized as special members of the Hall of Fame. "I appeared briefly in the scene inside the Hall of Fame at the exhibit," she said to an interviewer, "but you only get a glimpse of me. However, it was great getting together with all my former teammates."

Romatowski is one of only two women to have been inducted into the Wyandotte Sports Hall of Fame, and has also been honored with membership in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY., the Michigan Amateur Sports Hall of Fame, the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and the Eastern Michigan University Hall of Fame. 

Author: Czopek Funeral Directors

Contributed By: Carol Sheldon

Copyright: Czopek Funeral Directors


LeagueBatting Record

Year Ga AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1946 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
1947 80 220 15 27 0 0 0 6 9 12 25 .123
1948 89 242 15 51 4 0 0 27 8 28 29 .211
1949 5 18 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
1950 46 134 11 28 2 0 0 9 1 12 11 .209
1951 89 304 19 59 5 1 0 21 4 13 19 .194
1952 68 224 13 50 5 0 0 18 3 8 15 .223
1953 80 263 19 57 3 1 0 21 6 11 6 .217
1954 68 225 23 58 2 1 6 26 0 12 6 .258

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