Ann Garman

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.[1][2]

Ann Garman
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
First base
Born: (1933-03-11) March 11, 1933 (age 88)
Avilla, Indiana
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Career highlights and awards
  • Women in Baseball – AAGPBL Permanent Display at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (unveiled in 1988)

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.[1] 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.[3] 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.[3]

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.[2]

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.[4]