|1944 Minneapolis Millerettes||Pitcher & First Base||5|
|1945 Fort Wayne Daisies||Pitcher||5|
|1946 Peoria Redwings||Pitcher||6|
|1947 Grand Rapids Chicks||Pitcher||14|
|1947 Peoria Redwings||Pitcher||6|
|1948 Fort Wayne Daisies||Pitcher||20|
|1949 Peoria Redwings||Pitcher||9|
|1950 Peoria Redwings||Pitcher||9|
Only one former major league baseball player credits his aunt with teaching him how to play the game. That ballplayer is Bill “Spaceman” Lee of Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos fame, and his aunt is Annabelle “Lefty” Lee, a five-year veteran of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Lefty was a celebrated pitcher in her own right, throwing one of the league’s first perfect games on July 29, 1944. She continued as a softball pitcher after leaving the AAGPBL, until she got married in 1957 and hung up her glove. At the same time, she began work for the first of two electronics firms in her native Los Angeles. She had risen to supervisor at the second firm when she retired in 1985 due to a rotator cuff injury. Lefty joins her southern California AAGPBL neighbors in giving baseball clinics to boys and girls throughout the LA area. Lefty lived in Costa Mesa, California.
Annabelle was a petite red-head who was one of the finest lefties in the league. She has a perfect game to her credit, which came in 1944 , along with several no-hitters as well. Golf, knitting and cooking were among her hobbies.
Annabelle "Lefty" (Lee) Harmon was born January 22, 1922, at age 86. She passed away July 3, 2008, a memorial serice was held for her at Westminster Memorial Park in Westminster, California, and she was burried in the Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach, California.
She was an original member of the Fort Wayne Daisies in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and she was buried in her AAGPBL uniform.
Author: Merrie Fidler
Contributed By: Merrie Fidler
Copyright: Adapted from information provided on findagrave.com and AAGPBL records.