Muriel was considered by many to be the greatest softball pitcher in
Saskatchewan. Her career started in 1936 when she pitched and won all
her games as a member of the Tessier Millionaires.
1938 to 1945, she performed for the Saskatoon Pats. She did however,
take one year off in 1943 to play for the South Bend White Sox of
Chicago in the All-American Girls League. In 1946, Muriel joined the
Saskatoon Grey Cab Ramblers. She helped the club win three successive
Saskatchewan championships in 1946, 1947, and 1948, and two Western
championships in 1946, and 1947. In 1950, Coben moved to Edmonton,
joined the Mortons ball club and aided them in winning the Canadian
championship over a very strong Toronto squad in 1952.
returned to Saskatoon, again starred with the Ramblers until her playing
days were over. Muriel was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall
of Fame in 1979.