|1945 Grand Rapids Chicks||Bat Girl|
|1946 Grand Rapids Chicks||Bat Girl|
|1947 Grand Rapids Chicks||Bat Girl|
|1948 Grand Rapids Chicks||Bat Girl|
|1949 Grand Rapids Chicks||Bat Girl|
|1950 Grand Rapids Chicks||Bat Girl|
|1951 Grand Rapids Chicks||Bat Girl|
|1952 Grand Rapids Chicks||Catcher||7|
|1953 Grand Rapids Chicks||Catcher||15|
|1954 Grand Rapids Chicks||Catcher||6|
Hear about Marilyn's experience in her own words through the Grand Valley State Oral history project.
Marilyn M Jenkins, age 85, of Grand Rapids, passed away February 7, 2020. She was born September 18, 1934 and is preceded in death by her parents Carl & Mae Jenkins and sister, Kay Jenkins Young.
A lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Marilyn was the longtime owner-operator of MM Jenkins Estate Services. She previously held positions at Butterworth Hospital and Reamon Law.
A professional baseball player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Marilyn was a catcher for the Grand Rapids Chicks. She joined the Chicks initially in 1945 as a bat girl and upon turning age 16 became a team member for the 1952-1954 seasons.
A celebration of life service was held a Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton Dr., Grand Rapids, MI on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Friends gathered at 10:00 a.m. for fellowship and the service began at 11:00am. A private interment followed.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to AAGPBL Players Association, 17365 Westbrook Dr., Livonia, MI. 48152.
Author: Donna McLin
Contributed By: Donna McLin
Copyright: Grand Rapids Press (MI), Feb. 23, 2020