Manuscript Collection

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Download Jean Faut Biography by Jim Sargent (254 KB)

Download Jean Faut Hall of Fame Nomination by Robert Gorman (188 KB)

Identifier

Accession 1369

Inclusive Dates

1946-2015

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

18,000 pieces, 9.0 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Jean Faut was a pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) and played for eight season in the league from 1946 to 1953. She was twice the recipient of the Player of the Year award and her 1.23 ERA was the lowest in league history. She was also the only pitcher to throw two perfect games during her career.

For more information concerning Jean Faut please consult the Jean Faut Biography written by Jim Sargent and Jean Faut's Nomination for Women's Baseball Hall of Fame written by Robert Gorman.

Scope and Content Note

Jean Faut (1925-) was a pitcher for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, and historians and baseball followers argue that she was the best over-hand pitcher in the league. The Jean Faut collection consists of newspaper clippings from her time with the AAGPBL and the movie A League of Their Own, which commemorated the league as well. Also included in this collection are numerous artifacts from her time in the league, photographs from the AAGPBL reunions, and correspondence from former players in the league, as well as official correspondence from the reunion committees throughout the years. The papers also consist of Ms. Faut’s contracts for the years she was in the league, as well as fan mail that she received over the years.

Provenance

The Jean Faut Collection was received by the Winthrop Archives on February 18, 2010 and May 1, 2013 by Jean Faut.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Jean Faut Papers - Accession 1369

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