Eleanor Callow, member of 1955 Canadian championship team

1955 Saskatoon Hub City Ramblers, Western Canadian Senior Women's Softball Champions, Eleanor Callow

Back row: Mac McKee (Coach), Marlene (Gartley) Farrell, Anne (Heshka) Luchanko, Jean (Heshka) Yaremko, Eleanor Callow, Shirley Coben, Dot George, Grace Jasper, Gil Strumm (Head Coach).
Front row: Donna McKee (Batgirl), Beth (Britton) Brack, Sylvia Fedoruk, Lila Green, Joyce McKee, Audrey (Campbell) Coben. Missing: Hazel Miner.

My research, using primarily old newspaper reports, continues. I’m interested in  players’ careers before and after the League. Every once in awhile I come across something that I want to share now, like this photo above.

Eleanor Callow was an outfielder from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who joined the League in 1947 and stayed until it ended in 1954. She became a valuable player in the outfield and at bat.

She played with the Peoria Redwings, the Chicago Colleens and from 1948 to the end, with the Rockford Peaches. She was also a member of the League All-Stars in 1951, 1952 and 1953.

Some players after the League couldn’t adapt back to the game they used to play, but others had no problem. Eleanor Callow was one of those.

In 1955, she was a member of the Saskatoon Hub City Ramblers ladies’ softball team which won the Western Canadian Senior Women’s Championship. Eleanor is in the back row, centre.

As an aside, people familiar with League players will recognize some other names. Audrey and Shirley Coben are relatives of League player Muriel Coben, and Dot George may be one of Mary ‘Bonnie’ Bakers’ sister, since she was born Mary George and had four sisters, all of whom played softball.


About Lois Browne

I'm a mystery writer, blogger and traveller.
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