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Margaret Alice Deschaine

Margaret  Alice Deschaine

Margaret Alice Deschaine

Margaret Alice Deschaine

Margaret  Alice Deschaine

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name: Pollitt
  • Nickname: Al
  • Hometown: Lansing, MI (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: July 19, 1929
  • Died: March 15, 2016

Margaret Alice DeschaineHistory

Margaret ''Alice" Deschaine, 86, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs.

She was the wife of the late Glenmore Deschaine, who preceded her in death in 1991. Born July 19, 1929, in Lansing, Mich., daughter of John Pollitt and Mary (Miller) Pollitt.

Alice played baseball for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1947-1954, playing third base and shortstop for the Rockford Peaches. The league was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1988 with a special exhibit to "Women in Baseball."

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary; husband, Glen; brothers, Jack and Stan; and sister, Maxine Miller.

Surviving are her son, Rick (Paula) Deschaine and daughter, Dawn (Patrick) Keiser, both living in Pellston, formerly of Lansing; two grandchildren, James (Heather) Keiser and Michael Keiser; three great-grandchildren, Brady, Callie and Evyn Keiser; and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in Deepdale Memorial Park at a later date.









Author: Petoskey (MI) News Review

Contributed By: Helen Nordquist

Copyright: Petoskey (MI) News Review 3/17/2016; Photo courtesy of Steve Wrzesien


LeagueBatting Record

Year Ga AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1947 18 39 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 .077
1948 116 376 33 71 4 4 0 31 12 22 45 .189
1949 106 385 23 81 5 4 0 27 30 17 32 .210
1950 65 240 21 67 3 7 3 37 25 10 16 .279
1951 105 405 88 121 7 9 4 45 61 36 50 .299
1952 108 418 45 113 8 6 1 34 35 22 27 .270
1953 88 314 39 99 14 5 0 39 16 29 9 .315

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