Mary Lou Studnicka

Mary Lou Studnicka Caden ,born July 19th, 1931 in Oak Lawn, IL, was a female professional baseball player from 1951-1953. She resided in Hot Springs Village, AR.


Caden played three seasons with Grand Rapids Chicks in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1951-1953.

Caden died on November 21st, 2014. She was buried in Community of Joy Lutheran Church Memorial Garden in Hot Springs Village, AR.1


"Mary Lou Caden , 83, of Hot Springs Village, passed away Nov. 21, 2014. She was born July 19, 1931 in Oaklawn, Ill., to John and Marie Studnicka. Mary Lou graduated from Lindblom Technical, Chicago, in 1945. She played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League for the Grand Rapids Chicks, ML Studnicka, from 1951-1953. Mary Lou retired, after 28 years of service, from the Chicago Police Department. She served as a Girl Scouts leader for more than 12 years and was a member and past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10483. A charter member of Community of Joy Lutheran Church, Mary Lou served on the church council and supported a culture of volunteerism and service. For more than two decades she volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital, and devoted many years of service to Arkansas Hospice, Village SCAT Transportation and the Boys and Girls Club. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, John, Francis, Carl, George, Robert, Anthony and Thomas; and husband, Paul J. Caden. Loving survivors include her daughters, Pauline Pyzia of Gary, Ind., Laura Pahr (James May) of Steger, Ill., and Elizabeth (Lt. Col. (retired) Joseph) Terry of Hot Springs Village; sister-in-law, Shirley Studnicka; grandchildren, Ginger, Michael, Anthony, Mary , Elizabeth, Daniel and Lauren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Community of Joy Lutheran Church, Hot Springs Village, March 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m."2


Statistics at AAGPBL.org.
2 Hot Springs Village Voice, 12/9/2014