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Mary Pratt, Rockford Peaches pitcher of ‘A League of Their Own’ fame, dies at 101 – Yahoo Sports

in her home town of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League said Friday.” data-reactid=”23″ type=”text”>Mary Pratt, the last known living member of the original Rockford Peaches, died this week at the age of 101 in her home town of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League said Friday.

“A League of Their Own” with Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. Pratt was not featured specifically in the film adaptation, but many of the supporting characters were based on a combination of players.” data-reactid=”24″ type=”text”>The Peaches were the most successful team in the league, which launched in 1943. Their early success was featured in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own” with Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. Pratt was not featured specifically in the film adaptation, but many of the supporting characters were based on a combination of players.

We are terribly sad to report that former Rockford Peaches and Kenosha Comets pitcher, Mary Pratt passed away on May 6th. She was 101 years old. Mary was the last known original Peaches player that played on the 1943 team. Her stories, her energy will be missed for a long time. pic.twitter.com/dKFlbbBzf8

— AAGPBL Official (@AAGPBL) May 8, 2020

transferred to the Kenosha Comets. In her first season there she won 21 games and threw a no-hitter, leading the Comets to the championship series.” data-reactid=”27″ type=”text”>Pratt pitched for the Peaches in 1943, then transferred to the Kenosha Comets. In her first season there she won 21 games and threw a no-hitter, leading the Comets to the championship series.

“The good things I used to think about sports . . . memories, you live on with them, because baseball is baseball, whether it’s today, or tomorrow or 50 years ago,” she said at her 100th birthday celebration in November 2018, via the Patriot Ledger.

Pratt’s suitcase is part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Diamond Dreams’ exhibit focused on the league. It has American flag decals, a nod to the patriotism at the time during World War II, and miniature pennants from the teams she played against — though none of Rockford and Kenosha.” data-reactid=”30″ type=”text”>Pratt’s suitcase is part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Diamond Dreams’ exhibit focused on the league. It has American flag decals, a nod to the patriotism at the time during World War II, and miniature pennants from the teams she played against — though none of Rockford and Kenosha.

After college she worked as a teacher at the Quincy school district in Massachusetts, where she asked for early leaves to begin spring training in the AAGPBL. But she eventually left when the district did not grant her one. Pratt returned to the school after ending her bas

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