USA Softball Region 9

Margert Dobson


1975 - Player - 3b

Association: Portland

National Hall of Fame Member

Margaret Dobson once held the record for the highest batting average in an ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship, batting .615 (eight-for-13) in the 1950 national championship. That record lasted until it was broken in 1975 by Hall of Famer Diane Kalliam. Dobson’s performance earned her All-American laurels for the second year in a row.Three years later, she was named honorable mention All-American, and participated in nine ASA national tourneys. Born June 11, 1931, Dobson started her career in 1944 with Vancouver, WA, joined the Erv Lind Florists a year later and remained with the team until retiring as an active player in 1959 to devote time to her career as a professional educator. She has B.S. and M.S. degrees and a Ph.D from the University of Oregon and retired from Portland State University in 1992 where she was executive vice president emeritus. She attained full professor status at Portland State in 1968. Dobson was listed among the 50 Greatest Athletes of the Century for the state of Oregon in 1999 in Sports Illustrated magazine. Dobson was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1964.