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Norma Taylor

Norma Taylor

Norma Taylor

Norma Taylor

Norma Taylor

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name: (Berger)
  • Nickname: "Bergie"
  • Hometown: Maywood, IL (US)
  • Throwing Hand: Right
  • Batting Hand: Right
  • Born: December 22, 1932
  • Died: November 1, 2023

Norma TaylorHistory

Team Position Uniform #
1950 Springfield Sallies Pitcher 19

Complete pitching stats not available for Norma. Norma's sister, Barbara (Berger) Brown played in the AAGPBL also.

Norma A. Taylor nee Berger, of Villa Park, formerly Maywood died on November 1, 2023 at Oak Brook Care Center in Oak Brook, IL.  Norma was born December 22, 1932.

Norma grew up in Maywood Illinois, the daughter to the Fred and Alice, nee Hahn, Berger. Norma was quite an athlete growing up,and was fond of baseball.

After she graduated high school, her dad Fred took her to tryout for the All American Girls Baseball League. She made the team as a pitcher and her sister Barbara made the team as catcher. Norma’s team, the Springfield Sally’s, traveled across the country and she even got to pitch a game in Yankee Stadium. Later in life she was asked to be a consultant onthe movie “A League of Their Own” starring Tom Hanks, which highlighted the All American Girls Baseball League. Norma was
flattered but politely declined that request.

When Norma finished her baseball days, she started her career in banking. She began at Melrose Park Bank before working 25+ years at Villa Park Bank as a bookkeeping supervisor. Her friend set her up on a blind date where she met Bobbie R. Taylor, the loveof her life. They were married on April 16th 1955 and were married for 56 years.

Norma would go on to become the mother of two daughters, Bonnie and Vickie. Her two daughters would go on to marry brothers Bert Dale and Jeff Dale. Norma is the proud
grandmother of Traci (Dennis) Maher, Allie (Dan) Walters, Bryan Dale, Steven Dale, and Zach Dale; great-grandma of Aubrey Maher, Emily Maher, Benjamin Walters and Nicholas Walters. Norma is the loving aunt, relative and friend of many. She will be truly

Norma is predeceased by her siblings and in-laws, Fred (Lois) Berger, Audrey (Tony) Annarino, and Barbara (George) Brown.

In her free time Norma liked to drive and was famous for her lead foot. Her family jokingly nicknamed her Shirley ‘Cha Cha’ Muldowny, after the famous drag car racer.

In more recent years Norma was the host of Christmas Eve dinner, where the family would all get together. She’d order pizza for everyone.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 6, 2023, with a Visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment will follow at Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.

Donations in Norma’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe St., Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603.




Author: Unknown

Contributed By: Carol Sheldon

Copyright: Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, IL

LeagueBatting Record

1950 18 51 8 6 0 0 0 4 3 10 8 .118

LeaguePitching Record

1950 18 - - - - - - - - 8 8 .500

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