Magdalen Redman (born 1930)

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Girl Ballplayer Is One Of Best in Oconomowoc OCONOMOWOC Mamie Redman is a girl who teach es physical education at Oconomowoc High school Not only is she a girl and teacher, she is one of the best baseball (baseball, not softball players) players in the city. Miss Itednmn is a familiar figure at the Armory these days when the high School team is practicing. She is an unofficial, unpaid assistant to Coach Bill Martin and, when asked for a hit of advice by players, can give it from an expert point of view. She played on a baseball team at. Grand Rapids, Mich, from 1948 through 1954 that in one year drew 1,500,000 people and played under sum coaches as Woody English, former Cub star, Johnny Rawlings of the Giants, Bill Wambgnass whose claim to fame is an unassisted triple play at third base in tin- 1920 World Series. Miss Redman's “duties” at the Armory field have been warming up pitcher Dave I for mow (she was a catcher) and a little bullpen duty. Martin says, “She has been my good right hand “ How does a girl get to play baseball? Miss Redman was playing a little catch with the boys in Milwaukee when attending a funeral and was seen throwing by the groundskeeper for the Milwaukee Braves. He recommended that she work out for Manager Charley Grimm. She did and wound up playing ball in Michigan. The team played a 112- game schedule and after the league broke up, Miss Redman was a member of an all-star team that played college baseball teams and men’s teams in Class A leagues. “We won about four out. of seven against the men,” she said “We had a shortstop and first baseman that could have played in the majors, a< cording to the managers we had, if they hadn’t been women.” When Miss Redman goes to a ball game, or is helping out Martin, she sees a lot of things the ordinary fan misses. “A lot of times when an outfielder throws to the wrong base it isn’t his fault. He should he told where to throw by the infielder, and the catcher should be telling the pitcher where to throw. ’ Martin said again, “She’s been a real help. 1 wish I could have her out there in the coach’s box.” llt!|lllll(lllltHllllW8lllffllllllWII0lflllt}t(()ttl!lllltl)llfllW!llllffllllltllltlfllllllllW,!fflIllffltH!!lWflffl91Illl!tWfl1!llllll1lllll!lllltltltlIltllllfH!l!f!l(llJI!II31l!Hflffi)HHIfB Madison Netters Lead State Meet Madison West High school took t ie lead in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic assn.’s state tennis tournament at Nicolet High school, yesterday, with 17 points. Nicolet and Neertah are tied for second with 13 points. Oconomowoc is in 17th place with live points and Waukesha is tied for 18t!> with Monroe West with four points each. In the first round of singles play John Waite of Waukesha beat Hanson of Janesville in two 6-4 sets. Madison West's Kracther eliminated Mike Lange oi Oconomowoc in two sets. 6-2 and 6 2. Chuck Morris of Ocono mowoc won, 8-6 and 6 0 over Christiansen of Wauwatosa East. Waite beat Kraether, 7-5 and 8 6 in the second round but Barbee of Neenah High school beat Morris, 6-2 and 6 3 and Bruce Langenkamp of Waukesha lost to Mueller of Madison West. Waite was eliminated in the third round when he lost to Fond du Lac’s Korell, 6 3, 5-7 and 6 3. In the doubles play, Charles Callison and Bill Swenson won * in the first round, beating the Janesville team, 6-2 and 6-4 but lost to the Wausau team in the second round, 9 7 and 7 5. First Place Pewaukee Picvs Host to Moriches i (Friemin Staff Photo) Miss Mamie Redman, Oconomowoc High school physical education teacher, who played hardball under major league managers on a girls’ team, poses with a bat at the Armory field. It will be Hartland at Ocon m 10 woe, Merton at North Lake and Monches at Pewaukee in the western division of the Land o’ Lakes thr, week with a pair of teams out to avenge upsets last week. Pewaukee currently is all alone in the top spot with a 3-0 record for Manager Bob Groth while Oconomowoc was beaten in an upset by North Lake 7-3 in a four- run seventh. North Lake in turn was knocked off by Monches, 9 8 and only Pewaukee had an easy time of it, beating Hart land, 11-1. It was the first game Hartland has been able to get in on schedule this year, and the first the team has played in the Lakes. Rainout* have raised havoc with the schedule. In the only other game on the holiday weekend Oconomowoc romped to a 23-2 win over Monches. DOUBLE

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  1. Waukesha Daily Freeman,
  2. 05 Jun 1965, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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