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Rose Gacioch

Rose Gacioch

Rose Gacioch

Rose Gacioch

Rose Gacioch

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: Rosie
  • Hometown: Wheeling, WV (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: August 31, 1915
  • Died: September 9, 2004

Rose GaciochHistory

Rose is the conection between the Bloomer Girls of the 1930's and the AAGPBL. She pitched for seven years before joining the league in 1944. Her first year in the league was with the South Bend Blue Sox as a third baseman and later as an outfielder. In 1945, her second season, she came to Rockford and played in the outfield and returned to the mound. On August 26, 1953, Rose pitched a no-hitter.  Rose was a good hitter with power, and she was an excellant bunter. In the off-season she worked for Chrysler running a milling machine in Detroit.

"Rosie," as she was known, pitched for the Rockford, IL Peaches, a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1945-1954. The league recruited young women to play baseball to keep the spirit of the game alive while the men fought overseas.

Rosie's story, as well as that of her teammates, was shown in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own."She was voted to the All-Star team in 1952, 1953, and in 1954, when the league disbanded and she retired from baseball. She, along with the rest of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League players, was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Rosie worked for 20 years as a press operator with Amerock Corporation in Rockford, Illinois, retiring in 1978. She then moved to Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

Author: Find A Grave Memorial

Contributed By: Helen Nordquist

Copyright: Find A Grave Memorial


LeagueBatting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1944 98 348 29 56 2 2 0 37 27 25 13 .161
1945 103 374 34 79 8 2 0 44 25 17 23 .211
1946 111 405 56 106 14 9 1 57 52 27 19 .262
1947 100 338 23 87 5 3 1 31 31 25 20 .257
1948 121 426 41 102 11 3 1 44 18 39 28 .239
1949 90 281 19 57 3 2 0 34 3 25 15 .203
1950 61 156 9 41 5 2 0 18 2 12 8 .263
1951 40 109 11 32 3 3 0 13 1 3 5 .294
1952 47 121 8 26 6 1 0 11 2 7 11 .215
1953 75 179 13 51 4 6 2 18 1 12 10 .285
1954 79 217 27 66 8 1 13 45 5 8 10 .304
CAREER 352

LeaguePitching Record

Year G IP R ER ERA BB SO HB WP W L PCT
1946 4 34 26 - - 20 12 7 1 2 2 .500
1947 1 4 - - - - - - - - - .000
1948 21 175 59 43 2.21 52 64 2 1 14 5 .737
1949 14 91 26 17 1.68 33 23 0 3 9 2 .818
1950 23 162 74 64 3.56 92 38 1 5 7 9 .438
1951 29 231 59 43 1.68 63 48 1 1 20 7 .741
1952 31 259 82 54 1.88 40 48 2 0 20 10 .667
1953 29 229 106 68 2.67 69 48 9 2 15 12 .556
1954 22 152 113 79 4.68 43 45 2 4 7 15 .318

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