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1943 Kenosha Comets

League Champions | Based in Kenosha Wisconsin

1943 Kenosha Comets

League Champions | Based in Kenosha Wisconsin

1943 Kenosha Comets

By League Champions | Based in Kenosha Wisconsin

Back, L-R: - "Josh" Billings (Manager), Audrey Wagner, Ethel McCreary, Elsie Harney, Ann Harnett, Janice O`Hara, Ada Ryan (Chaperone).
Middle, L-R: - Phyllis Koehn, Kay Heim, Helen Westerman, Helen Nicol, Darlene Mickelsen.
Front, L-R: - Clara Cook, Merna Nearing, Mary Louise Lester, Shirley Jameson, Pauline Pirok

About the1943 Kenosha Comets

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The Kenosha Comets were one of the first four teams in the league's history

Two of the first players to be assigned to a team were Shirley Jamison and Ann Harnett. They both had been models for the team uniforms and excellent ball players. Jamison played third base for the Comets and led the league in stolen bases and runs scored in 1943, and was a member of the first All Star Team. Ann Harnett was a multi-talented at third base for the Comets and batted an average of .222 over her 5 seasons of play in the AASBL League which became the AABPL mid-season of the first year. Special Honor was bestowed upon her  by all the club managers as the  best 3rd baseman in the league

Additional All Stars were Helen Nicol, "Niki" a pitcher and Phyllis Koehn,"Sugar" and Audrey Wagner, outfielders for the team. Nicki was one of many players from Canada recruited to play in the League over the years and was chosen as the best pitcher in the 1943 season by all the managers to become member of the league’s first  All Star Team. Phyllis was a force to be reckoned with in the outfield and was one of the top outfielder in the league.  Sugar and Audrey were an awesome two-some. Sugar spent 8 years in the league, the first 3 with the Kenosha Comets. Audrey was an outstanding outfielder and hitter. She began her 7 year career with the Comets as an outfielder. Although she tried some pitching, her strength was in the outfield Audrey was a reliable batter and baserunner and went on to become on of the League's most coveted players..

The Comets were swept in three games by the Racine Belles in the play-offs who went on to win the Championship. For the season, the Comets finished with the third-best record in the league posting 56 wins and 52 loses. 

1943 Kenosha CometsPlayers, Managers, Coaches & Chaperones

1943 Kenosha CometsTeam Statistics

FIRST HALF SEASON

Wins Losses
23 31

SECOND HALF SEASON

Wins Losses
33 21

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