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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsShop Closeout Bats.com for Slow Pitch & Fastpitch Softball Bats.Dorothy Stolze Nickname:  Dottie  Died: July 19, 2003 in Alameda, Calif. Debut: 1946 | Pos: SS Dorothy “Dottie” Stolze, a player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, died on July 19, 2003 at the age of 80.Stolze was playing in a fast-pitch softball league in Alameda in 1946 when she was spotted by a scout for the AAGPBL. Two weeks later, she was playing shortstop for the Muskegon (Mich.) Lassies. She is reported to have played every position during her career with the exception of pitcher. Her last year in the league was 1952 with the Peoria (Ill.) Redwings. “I would have played for nothing,” Stolze was quoted as saying in her obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle. “In fact, I wish I was young and there was a league like that (again). I’d be in it right now.”After retiring from baseball, she went back to school and became a physical education teacher and softball coach until she retired in 1991.She remained a sports fan throughout her life and regularly attended A’s and Raiders games.Source: San Francisco Chronicle