Throwback Thursday: Marion Watson Was Chatham’s Women’s Pro Baseball Player
All most people locally know of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is that is was featured in the 1992 movie, A League Of Their Own.
Chatham’s Marion Watson (Stanton), however, was a professional baseball player in the AAGPBL for the Peoria Redwings and Muskegon Lassies in 1946 and 1947.
Marion Watson was a talented pitcher in Southwesten Ontario playing for the Chatham Ladies Silverwoods, and Maple City Laundry team, winning a 1939 Ontario championship with Maple City.
From 1941 until 1946 she starred for the Windsor Dairy team, where she was scouted to play for in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Watson pitched 8 games for the Peoria Redwings in 1946, but had her career cut short after breaking her leg in 1947 after signing with Muskegon while sliding into home plate.