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Veronica Josephine Lenard

Veronica Josephine Lenard

Veronica Josephine Lenard

Veronica Josephine Lenard

Veronica Josephine Lenard

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: Jo
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: August 31, 1920
  • Died: February 7, 2007

Veronica Josephine LenardHistory

Josephine "Jo" Lenard was a ten-year veteran outfielder. She played in Rockford, IL., Muskegon, MI, Peoria, IL, Kenosha, WI, and South Bend, IN, from 1944 through 1953.

Over her professional career with the AAGPBL, Jo played in 1000 games and had a lifetime batting average of .221 with 756 hits for 3420 turns at bat. She was a All-Star in 1947 as a slick fielding outfielder that was noted for her incessant bubble gum chewing and her speed on the basebaths. During the off-season Jo was a commercial artist and she enjoyed skating and swimming.

Lenard, Veronica "Jo" age 86, beloved daughter of the late Walter and Lottie Leszczynski, dearest sister of the late Vincent "Dix" Lenard, Helen Bulfin, Sr., Aloysianna and Pauline Boland, fond aunt of many. Retired physical Ed. teacher Tilden H.S., Chicago, IL. Member of All American Girls Professional Baseball League. A ten year veteran, Jo played for the Peaches, Lassies, Redwings, Comets and the Blue Sox. A good hitter and one of the best defensive outfielders in the league, Jo was named to the All Star Team in 1947. Funeral Thursday, February 15th, 8:45 a.m. from the McKenzie Funeral Home, 15618 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, to St. Christopher Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection. Visitation Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m. 708-687-2990.

Author: Chicago Sun-Times

Contributed By: Helen Nordquist

Copyright: Chicago Sun Times, 2/11/2007


LeagueBatting Record

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1944 101 356 52 75 8 10 0 34 68 40 11 .211
1945 95 330 42 56 3 4 0 24 36 34 17 .170
1946 83 273 34 51 5 2 0 25 60 50 19 .187
1947 111 391 58 102 10 1 0 38 83 39 30 .261
1948 120 421 70 89 10 6 0 56 64 50 57 .211
1949 110 383 41 79 4 2 0 29 44 43 25 .206
1950 110 389 52 101 9 4 1 51 53 59 19 .260
1951 100 333 43 75 4 2 0 32 46 68 16 .225
1952 104 351 49 91 15 0 0 47 47 59 24 .259
1953 66 193 24 37 5 0 0 15 19 39 16 .192
CAREER 351

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