Beverly Dagenais

Beverly Dagenais has enjoyed triple success in her softball career. She was one of the top players of the 70’s, a pioneer woman umpire in mens leagues during that same time, and compiled a 110 – 22 record as a manager. Beverly played shortstop, short center and pitcher with the Pets in Blue Island and Bedford Park, helping them compile an amazing 78-2 record over four years. She also played with the Pets in Worth and Mt. Greenwood, and with the M&M’s in Tinley Park. As a pitcher she forged a 75-15 record, with three no-hitters. As a hitter she carried a lifetime batting average of 625, with 190 homeruns. Beverly received MVP honors in Blue Island and at Windy City in Bridgeview. She later moved to the dugout, managing some of the best young female talent of the day with the Markham Babie Ruthies. After managing, she became one of the first female umpires in mens leagues in Blue Island, Mt. Greenwood, and Tinley Park. She also umpired for the Fire Department League in Homewood and for the Police Department League in Chicago Heights. Beverly then moved on to umpire 12” fast pitch. She umpired the first IHSA girls state tournament, and has officiated at the NCAA Division II Nationals. Beverly was selected Umpire of the Year in 1974 by the American Health and Recreation Association. In 2001, Beverly Dagenais lived in Homewood. She has three children; Chuck, Jim and Dawn.