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Sophie Kurys: She hit like Cobb, and ran like Rickey

In February baseball lost a legend who truly was in a league of her own. Sophie Kurys, former player for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League died at the age of 87.  This is her story.

Sophie Kurys (Courtesy of wikipedia.org )

Sophie started her playing career during the inaugural season of the All America… Continue reading

Diamonds are Forever – Warren Lady Diamonds

New Jersey Baseball Feature Story

Probably the most significant but least heralded, growing sport in the country today is girls’ and women’s fast pitch softball. Teams and leagues have emerged everywhere and their proliferation shows no signs of slowing down.

Throughout the Garden State girls’ softball has appeared as a scholastic and local recreation addition to… Continue reading

All American Jersey Girl

Everyone knows the definition of a tomboy, but few would consider it flattering. The case of Lois “Tommie” Barker, though, might prove the exception.

Although one of seven girls in a nine-sibling family, Tommie admits to growing up “more boy than girl.” The reason, she explains matter-of-factly, stems from the nickname she received as an infant.… Continue reading

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