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Marie “Blackie” Wegman

Born: 1925
Died: Jan. 20, 2004 in Delhi Township, Ohio

Marie Wegman, a player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1947-1950, died on January 20, 2004 in Delhi Township in Ohio.  She died of heart failure at 78.

Wegman was a pitcher and infielder for the Rockford Peaches, Fort Wayne Daisies, Muskegon Lassies and Grand Rapids Chicks.

According to her obituary, she was the oldest of seven children and grew up playing baseball and softball with her brothers.

She was a player on several company softball teams and was spotted by a scout from the AAGPBL.   She was offered a contract, but turned it down, according to her obituary.  However, when she found out she would train in Cuba and that the pay was more than she was making in a factory, she reconsidered.

Her last season in the league came in 1950 after her father died.  She returned home to attend classes at the University of Cincinnati and worked as a designer of packaging equipment and machinery.  She later worked for Lodge & Shirley company until her retirement in 1988.

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer obituary