National Softball Hall of Fame Member
Year Inducted: 1986
Hometown: Stratford, CT
Category: Women's Fast Pitch
BioAll but one season of Peggy Kellersí softball career was spent with the Raybestos Brakettes of Stratford, CT from 1964-1974. During that time, Peggy earned All-America honors six times playing in 11 ASA nationals as the Brakettes won seven national titles. Peggy started nine of the 11 years she played for the Brakettes and had a .218 batting average with 280 hits in 1,287 at-bats with 29 doubles, 21 triples, seven homers and 121 runs batted in. She batted .238 in national championship play.
In addition, Kellers also played in seven Womenís Major Fast Pitch All-Star Series, the third ISF Womenís World Fast Pitch Championship in 1974 (.238 BA) and the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada where softball was a demonstration sport.
Complications from surgery on her right arm in September of 1974 forced her to retire from softball before the start of the 1975 season. A native of Stratford, CT, Peggy has a bachelorís degree from Southern Connecticut State (1970), a Masterís degree from the University of Bridgeport (1977) and a doctorate in sports psychology from the University of Virginia (1989). In 1993, Peggy was named head coach at the University of Virginia and remained there until 1997 (123-97 record). In 1994, Peggy was named Atlantic Coach Conference Coach of the Year. Kellers was born March 19, 1948.
Back to Hall of Fame page