Baseball is dominated by male players. There are, however, some outstanding female baseball players. Female baseball players have a smaller fan base than males. Unfortunately, they also get to play fewer games than men. This is not to say that there are no female baseball players. On the contrary, some incredible female baseball players exist.
If you’ve always wanted to learn more about female baseball players, this list is a good place to start.
The World’s 13 Best Female Baseball Players
The list was compiled using websites such as sports browser, ranker, and others. Unfortunately, unlike men, female baseball statistics are hard to come by. As a result, the statistics may differ in some cases.
13. Betty Whiting
Betty Whiting was an All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player. Her career spanned the years 1944 to 1952. She primarily played first base, outfield, and catch. Betty Whiting played for seven different teams during her career.
She appeared in four playoff games during her career. Aside from that, she led the League in fielding percentage at first base in 1946. As a result, in 1988, she was inducted into the AAGPBL Permanent Display at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
12. Betty Trezza
Betty Trezza is another of the greatest female baseball players of all time. She is regarded as one of the first female baseball players. From the beginning, the American female baseball player competed in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Betty was a very talented player.
In baseball, such players are known as utility players. Aside from catcher and pitcher, she could play any other position. Her batting average stood at.173. Her on-base percentage was also.256. Aside from that, her slugging percentage was.211.As a result, all of the teams wanted to hire her. She was a member of two league-winning squads.
Her most successful season was in 2016. During the season, she assisted her Racine Belles team in winning yet another championship.
11. Helen Callaghan
Helen Callaghan is widely considered to be one of the best female baseball players of all time. From 1944 to 1949, Callaghan (March 13, 1923 – December 8, 1992) was a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She had the League’s second-best batting average in 1944. Later, in 1945, she raised her grade point average.
Her batting average in 1945 was.299. In batting, she dominated the League. As a result, she was one of the League’s best batters. Helen Callaghan’s batting performance was also compared to Ted Williams. Her performance, however, declined after the 1946 season. Her pregnancy could be the primary reason.
Due to family obligations, many female baseball players had to end their careers.
10. Dottie Schroeder
Dorothy Schroeder is another American baseball player on this list. She was a member of the League from 1943 to 1954. Dottie made her All-American Girls Professional Baseball League debut at the age of 15. Dorothy played the position of shortstop. She appeared in 1249 games during her career. She scored 571 runs during that period. Likewise, she hit 42 home runs.
Aside from that, she swiped 372 bases. Her RBI total was 431. As a result, she has the most RBIs.Her statistics show that she is one of the best shortstops in League history. All-Star three times Dorothy is also the most active walker. Aside from that, she ranks third all-time in home runs.
9. Toni Stone
There was no professional baseball league for women at first. As a result, some female baseball players worked for male-dominated organizations. Tonis Stone was a member of several teams in the Negro league. Stone (Marcia Lyle Stone) was the league’s first female player.
Toni Stone debuted for the Indianapolis Clowns in 1953. She later joined the Kansas City Monarchs. Despite playing on a male team, she did not receive the respect she deserved. The audience was more interested in her gender than in her abilities.
She was also barred from participating in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She was also not permitted to enter the locker room. To make matters worse, she received little playing time.
8. Sophie Kurys
Sophie Kurys, a second basewoman, played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943 to 1952. During that time, she received numerous awards and accolades. The four-time All-Star Player holds the record for most runs scored in a single game. She has also run the most runs in her career and this season.
In the same way, she has stolen the most bases. Aside from that, she had the most stolen bases seven times in a row. In addition, she had the most runs and scored six times. She also had the most walks, stolen bases, and runs in a single season. Sophie Kurys accomplished this feat in 1946. That is why she is considered to be one of the best female baseball players.
7. Dorothy Kamenshek
Dorothy Kamenshek was a first baseman in a baseball league. Aside from that, she also pitched on occasion. She made her debut for the Rockford Peaches in 1943. In 1953, she announced her retirement. Dorothy was a seven-time All-Star and two-time batting champion. She had the most runs in 1946 and 1947.
Aside from that, she holds the record for hits and total bases. She was so good that a men’s baseball team wanted to recruit her. She, however, declined the offer. Injuries plagued Kamenshek in the latter stages of her career. She was eventually forced to retire due to severe back injuries. Her lifetime batting average was.292.
6. Julie Croteau
Julie Croteau is widely regarded as the first female baseball player to compete in the Major Leagues. There are only two female Major League Baseball players. Croteau is one of two female MLB players. She has enjoyed playing baseball since she was a child. She went so far as to sue her high school for the right to play on the boy’s team during her school years.
Julie Croteau eventually lost the battle in court. She later played on the men’s team in college. However, her previous experience with the boy’s team was not favorable. She was a member of the winning Women’s World Cup baseball team. Julie served as the group’s third base coach.
5. Jean Faut
Jean Faut is another outstanding female baseball player. From 1946 to 1953, Jean was a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Jean was named Player of the Year twice. Jean, a four-time All-Star, also won the Triple Crown Pitching twice.
Similarly, she has three times led the season in wins, strikeouts, and earned run average. She also has the most shutouts in a single season. She also had two perfect games and two no-hitter games. As a result, she is considered one of the best female pitchers in baseball history. She has the lowest career earned run average (ERA) of any female pitcher. This alone demonstrates her abilities.
4. Ila Borders
Ila Borders is another outstanding female baseball player. She pitched for a variety of teams. She has received numerous awards throughout her career. Ila was the first woman to start and win a men’s baseball game. She played for four different teams during her career. The St. Paul Saints were her first professional team.
Her debut for the St. Paul Saints did not go well. However, she later improved her performance. In her second season, she became the first female pitcher to start a game. However, her performance began to deteriorate in her later seasons.
3. Connie Wisniewski
Connie Wisniewski is the third-best female baseball player. She was a pitcher as well as an outfielder. From 1944 to 1952, Connie was a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. During that time, she was a member of two different teams. In 1945, Wisniewski was named Player of the Year. The four-time All-Star team appeared in eight playoff games.
Aside from that, she was a two-time single-season earned run average leader in 1945-46. She also had the most wins, home runs, and total bases in a single season. Connie is one of only a few pitchers in AAGPBL history to have more than 100 victories. Aside from that, she has the highest winning percentage.
She also has the third-best batting average and the second-most RBI. Her batting average is also high. She has the fifth-best batting average in the league.
2. Eri Yoshida
Eri Yoshida is the only foreign player on our list of the top 13 female baseball players. She has performed in both Japan and the United States. Eri Yoshida works as a pitcher. When she was 16, she was drafted by the Japanese men’s team.
Yoshida rose to prominence after pitching for his high school team. She was then offered a contract to play for the men’s local unit. She competed in the Arizona Winter League in 2009. Yoshida also attended minor league training camps for the Boston Red Sox. She became the first female professional baseball player since Ila Borders after joining the Chicago Outlaws.
Yoshida is the first female baseball player to have represented both countries.
1. Doris Sams
Doris Sams is the greatest female baseball player of all time. From 1946 to 1953, she was a member of the Girls Professional Baseball League. Doris was a centerfielder, a left fielder, and a pitcher. She received numerous awards throughout her career. She was a member of two teams during her career.
Doris was named Player of the Year twice. Doris Sams, an All-Star, pitched a perfect game and a no-hitter in 1947 and 1948, respectively. Similarly, in 1949, she led the league in single-season batting average and home runs. She has the eighth-best batting average in history.
Doris had a.290 batting average. In her career, she hit 22 home runs. In addition, she had 286 RBI. Aside from that, Doris had an Earned run average of 2.16. As a result, she is regarded as one of the best players in the AAGP