AAGPBL Interview - Jeanette Stocker
Jeanette played for four months in the AAGPBL. She took the time to answer a few of our questions.
1) How did you get interested in playing baseball and where did you play before you turned pro?
I played softball in a city league when I was in the seventh grade
2) What position(s) did you play? Which teams did you play for?
I was a catcher for Kenosha in 1946.
3) What was the best thing about playing pro ball?
Meeting girls from other states. My roommate was from Canada.
4) What was the worst thing about playing ball?
Double headers on Sunday.
5) What was the highlight of your career?
When a fellow schoolmate stationed in the Phillipines saw me playing ball in a newsreel.
6) Who were your favorite big league ballplayers during the era you played in?
7) Do you follow big league ball now? If so, how do you think it compares with your day?
Yes I follow big league ball. Today the players ask for too much money.
8) Should women have their own pro league, should they play in the majors, or should we have both (a women's league and the chance for the best women players to play in the majors?)
The women should play pro softball, not pro baseball.
9) How do you feel about the Silver Bullets?
Never saw them play.
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