Dorothy "Dottie" Schroeder was born on this date in 1928. At the age of fifteen, she became the youngest player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She remained in the league for all twelve years of its existence, playing shortstop for the South Bend Blue Sox, Kenosha Comets, Fort Wayne Daisies, and Kalamazoo Lassies. Schroeder was one of the league's best fielders and ranks as the AAGPBL's all-time leader in games played (1,249), RBI, and walks. She also tallied the second highest total of hits, while becoming one of the AAGPBL's most popular players.
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