Mary Alice Reporting – Following Saturday’s induction ceremony for the Tuscarawas Sports Hall of Fame, Lois Youngen will speak at the Dover Library.
She played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the early 1950’s and had a successful career at the University of Oregon.
Her program, “Lois Youngen – Still in a League of her Own”, will visit her accomplishment while playing to the AAGPBL and what she contributed to the physical education department at U of O during the 36 years she was there, where she coached 26 sports and was an exemplary professor and administrator.
She played baseball with her father, who had pitched for Kent State University in the 1920’s and at 17-year-old, was recruited to play for the Fort Wayne Daisies. She played with several teams in the league until 1954. In 1988, Youngen and the other women of the League became part of the permanent display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
This program will be held on Monday, June 20 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room at the library, located at 525 N. Walnut Street, Dover. Register online at www.doverlibrary.org or call the library at 330-343-6123.
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