Lefty O’Doul always claimed that a female teacher of his at Bay View Grammar School taught him how to play baseball. How true was this claim?? Well you will need to read the book “Lefty O’Doul: Baseball’s Forgotten Ambassador” to find out. I can’t tell you everything here!
But what is here, and not in the book, is a photo below of the woman in question, Rose Stolz, who remained close to Lefty all her life. Special thanks to Paula Lichtenberg for uncovering this photo, which depicts a teenage Rose Stolz, standing at the far left in the photo of her first class, in 1893.