Public Figure Profiles

Kathryn Vonderau

Dr. Kathryn E. Vonderau, Ph.D. was an All-Star catcher who played from 1946 through 1953 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m), 155 lb., she batted and threw right-handed.Kathryn Vonderau was an integral part of multiple playoff teams with her leadership. More important than her offensive numbers, Vonderau was a fine receiver with a quick throwing arm and a fine glove during her eight seasons in the league. After retiring from baseball, she had a successful career as an educator for thirty-one years.Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Vonderau caught and played at first base for a fast-pitch softball champion team sponsored by Harold Greiner, owner of the Bob-Inn Restaurant in Fort Wayne. The team won state championship titles in 1944 and 1945, while Greiner, who scouted for the All-American Professional Baseball League, recommended Vonderau for the league's tryouts. She joined the league in 1946, following her high school graduation at Elmhurst High School, and was assigned to her hometown team, the Fort Wayne Daisies. But then the league started shuffling her around to fill in where she was needed.For the next three seasons, Vonderau divided her playing time with the Muskegon Lassies (1947), Chicago Colleens (1948) and Peoria Redwings (1948–1949). She suffered a knee injury in 1948 while playing for Peoria, which somewhat limited her playing time for the rest of her career.Vonderau returned to the Daisies in 1950, playing for them through 1952, when she helped Fort Wayne win the pennant. She was then sent to the Muskegon Belles in 1953, her last year in the circuit. Her most productive season came in 1951, when she posted career numbers with a .221 batting average, 32 runs batted in and 24 runs scored. She also gained a spot in the 1953 All-Star Team.Following her baseball career, Vondearau had a teaching career at all academic levels from elementary through university as a Health, Physical Education and Recreation educator. Her academic honors include bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University and a doctorate from University of Iowa. She retired from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater in 1988.She is included in Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, which was unveiled to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League rather than individual baseball personalities. She also gained induction into the Wisconsin–Whitewater Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Some of their strengths

Kathryn Vonderau has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Imaginative, Diplomatic, Peaceful, Caring, Outspoken, and Energetic.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Kathryn Vonderau is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Kathryn Vonderau well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Kathryn Vonderau as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Kathryn Vonderau is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Kathryn Vonderau tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of Kathryn Vonderau's challenges

While Kathryn Vonderau has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Kathryn Vonderau can be Hesitant, Narcissistic, Sensitive, Critical, Pleasure-seeking, Non-confrontational, and Blunt.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of Kathryn Vonderau's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

Kathryn Vonderau must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Sensitive and Critical

Kathryn Vonderau is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, Kathryn Vonderau also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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