Ranz, M. J.

M. J. Ranz

M. J. Ranz


Name: M. J. Ranz

Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio

Category: Female Player

Year: 2017

Mary Jane “M. J.” Ranz of Cincinnati has won USSSA World Championships over the span of three different decades, including the 1979 Youth World with Sweeney Chevrolet, the 1985 Women’s A World with Northside K of C, and the 2000, 2002, and 2004 Women’s World Series with Kinder Sharks. Ranz has also played on two World Series runner-up teams, including Empress Chili in1995 and Kinder Sharks in 2001. In 2002 she was named World Series MVP, and later that year received the deBeer-USSSA “Sportswoman of the Year” award. She also won a 35-over World with Ty-1-On in 2004. Ranz has been a perennial Greater Cincinnati All-City selection, was the Greater Cincinnati “Player of the Year” in 1995, has been named to nine All-World teams. She was named to the Greater Cincinnati All-Century team in 2000, and was an ASA All-American in 2001. She has been selected to 26 All-Tournament teams at USSSA National Invitational Tournaments over the last fifteen years, and was named Most Valuable Player in four of those.