Ann Garman (later Hosted; born March 11, 1933) is a former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player. Listed a 5' 6", 140 lbs, Garman batted and threw right handed. She was born in Avilla, Indiana.
|All-American Girls Professional Baseball League|
|Born: March 11, 1933|
|Career highlights and awards|
An above defender at first base, Garman had a chance to play in the All American League before it folded in 1954. She played in 21 games with the South Bend Blue Sox in its 1953 season. She recorded 195 putouts with seven assists and turned six double plays, while committing only seven errors in 209 total chances for a .967 fielding average. Her hitting was her weak spot, as she posted an average of .154 (10-for-65) with seven RBI and five runs scored while stealing one base.
Garman became a teacher and housewife after baseball. She had three children and was a grandmother of seven. Following her retirement, she moved to Wawaka, Indiana, where she continued active in social activities.
In 1988, a permanent display was inaugurated at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at Cooperstown, New York, that honors those who were part of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Garman is included at the display/exhibit.
- Ann Hosted. All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
- 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
- Madden, W. C. (2000) All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-0597-8
- Before A League of Their Own. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.