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Helen Sandiford

Helen Sandiford

Helen Sandiford

Helen Sandiford

Helen Sandiford

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name: (Nelson)
  • Nickname:
  • Hometown: Toronto, ON (CANADA)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: June 13, 1919
  • Died: February 6, 1993

Helen SandifordHistory

Team Position Uniform #
1943 Rockford Peaches Catcher 6

Helen was a fiery little catcher with a whip-like arm.  She was not very tall, but had lots of stamina and spunk.

After leaving baseball, Helen became an employee for Walgreens Drugstore and rose to be the Executive Secretary to the Senior Vice President of the company.

Services for Helen Sandiford (nee Nelson) 73, of Wheeling (IL), were held at 7 p.m. 2/8/1993 at Oehler Funeral Home.

She was born June 13, 1919, in Scotland.

Interment was in St. George Cemetery, St. George, Ontario, Canada. She passed away Saturday, Feb. 6 at Holy Family Hospital.

She came to the United States from Toronto, Ontario to play for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League Rockford Peaches. She was employed as an executive secretary at Walgreens corporate office in Deerfield for 43 years.

Survivors include two nephews, a niece, three grandnephews, and three grandnieces.

She was preceded in death by her brother and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Family Hospital, the American Lung Association, or to the charity of donor’s choice appreciated.

Author: Unknown

Contributed By: Merrie Fidler

Copyright: Adapted from Newspaper Archives: “Helen Sandiford”; Arlington Heights (IL) Daily Herald Suburban Chicago p. 358

LeagueBatting Record

1943 83 214 36 45 4 0 0 20 15 35 16 .210

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