Genevieve George [McFaul] (September 27, 1927 – March 11, 2002) was a Canadian catcher who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 3", 110 lb., she batted and threw right handed.[1][2]

Genevieve George
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Catcher
Born: (1927-09-27)September 27, 1927
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: March 11, 2002(2002-03-11) (aged 74)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Women in Baseball – AAGPBL Permanent Display at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (unveiled in 1988)
  • Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Honorary Induction (1998)

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan,[1] Genevieve George was one of the fifty seven girls from Canada who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during its 12 year history.

George grew up in a household with nine children, which gave her plenty of playmates. At age 13, she began playing in a city softball league. When she was 16, six other Regina ballplayers joined the All American League, including her elder sister Bonnie Baker.[2]

Like her sister, George was a catcher, a valuable commodity in the league. She then earned an opportunity in 1948 and was assigned to the Muskegon Lassies, where she played as a backup for incumbent Dorothy Maguire.[3] The 20-year rookie was sparingly used, as she only caught 14 games during the season. George then was not offered a contract to return the next season.[2]

She posted a batting average of .154 (2-for-13) with a run scored and two runs batted in.[3] On the field, she handled 19 putouts with two assists without committing an error.[3]

Afterwards, Genevieve came to Regina and started to play at third base for the city team. In 1951, she married to Canadian Football League tackle Jim McFaul. The couple fostered two sons, Jim and George, and had five grandchildren.[2] In between, she played with Regina through 1959, winning the World Championship with the team in 1954. She widowed in 1994.[2]

In 1988, Genevieve received further recognition when she became part of Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York which was unveiled to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.[4] She also gained honorary induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.[5]

She died on March 11, 2002 in Regina, Saskatchewan, at the age of 74.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Batting

GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB TB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
15 13 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 .154 .154 .154 .308

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Genevieve McFaul (George). All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  2. ^ a b c d e Madden, W. C. (2005) The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2263-0
  3. ^ a b c Madden, W. C. (2000) All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-0597-8
  4. ^ Before A League of Their Own. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
  5. ^ Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame – 1998 Induction. Retrieved 2019-04-13.