When the CUAC senior women’s team was winning league and provincial championships from the late 1950s through 1973, Dot Rose was the pitcher who won the most games for the Blues. She joined the team in 1956 and played until 1973. During the years that all-star teams were picked, Rose was selected to the first team in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1965 and made the second team in 1959. She was the Greater Winnipeg Senior A Girls League MVP in 1961 and won the all-around player award in 1962. Rose was inducted into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame with the 1957-1962 and the 1965 CUAC teams. In 1965, when Blues won the Canadian title, Rose, who over her career had gained a reputation as a clutch hitter, was the tournament’s top batter with a .667 average.

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