Friday, February 22, 2013

Losing some wonderful people

Logo for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
  In the last couple of weeks two more "girls" have died.  The players from this league are all in their eighties or nineties now, and the ranks are thinning.
  The league started during World War Two and lasted about 10-14 years.  Many fans followed the league with great interest, but not enough of them, until the league disbanded.
  When I visited the Baseball Hall of Fame some years ago there was a whole section dedicated to the "girls", what a wonderful display of great ball players.
  The season will soon start again for professional baseball, but one league will be missing, again.
Dorothy Kamenshek, Star
  Dorothy was a star player and is one of the people depicted in the movie "A League of Their Own".  She died a couple of weeks ago.
Sophie Kurys
  Sophie stole more bases in a year, 201, than any other ball player in any league including the MLB.  That stat is almost indicative of the women who played the game.  Sophie died earlier this week.

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