Collins, Dottie Wiltse
|Birthname||Dorothy Yvonne Wiltse|
|born on||23 September 1923 at 04:50 (= 04:50 AM )|
|Place||Inglewood, California, 33n58, 118w21|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||29°28' 12°21 Asc. 17°47'|
American pitcher who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League for the Minneapolis Millerettes (1944) and Fort Wayne Daisies (1945–1948, 1950).
Wiltse Collins, who pitched for the Fort Wayne Daisies, first played in the AAGPBL in 1944, winning 20 games that year for the Minneapolis Millerettes. In 1945, she posted a record of 29–10 while leading all pitchers with 293 strikeouts and an earned run average of 0.83. In 1945 she hurled two no-hitters, both within a 17-day period, and collected 17 shutouts.
In the summer of 1948, she pitched until she was four months pregnant. She did not play in 1949 to rear her first child, and retired at just 27 years old after playing her final season in 1950 so she could raise a family.
In a six-year career, Wiltse Collins posted a 117–76 record with 1,205 strikeouts and a 1.83 ERA. She died on 12 August 2008 of a stroke in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the age of 84. Collins' story partially inspired the 1992 film A League of Their Own.
- associate relationship with Dancer, Faye (born 24 April 1925). Notes: Teammates
- associate relationship with Eisen, Thelma (born 11 May 1922). Notes: Teammates
- associate relationship with Lee, Annabelle (born 22 January 1922). Notes: Teammates
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Traits : Body : Constitution hardy (Baseball player)
- Traits : Body : Handedness (Batted: Right, Threw: Right)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
- Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Pitcher)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (AAGPBL player, 1944-1948, 1950)