KENOSHA — Mary Pratt, a former member of the Rockford Peaches — one of many workforce’s featured within the film “A Leauge of Their Personal” — handed away on Might 6. She was 101 years previous.
Pratt pitched for the Peaches and Kenosha Comets within the All-American Women Skilled Baseball League, which competed from 1943-54.
In a tweet, the league introduced that she was the final identified dwelling member of the unique Rockford Peaches’ 1943 workforce.
In keeping with an article on the AAGPBL website, Pratt was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and graduated from Boston College with a level in bodily training in 1940.
She joined the league in 1943 and performed till 1947. She had solely performed aggressive softball from 1939-40 in Boston, she mentioned.
She grew to become a member of the Kenosha Comets in 1944 and mentioned within the article: “The transfer to Kenosha will all the time be remembered as a result of I had the chance to play for Marty McManus on the championship workforce for the primary half of the 1944 season.” More here.
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