Do you remember the movie “League of Their Own” with Tom Hanks (“There Is No Crying In Baseball”)? This was a story of a Women’s Baseball League during and just after World War II. Recently, one of the super-stars, Sophie Kurys, passed away. She was an unbelievable base stealer for the Racine Belles, which was an all-women’s baseball team that lasted from 1943 to 1950 in Racine, Wisconsin.

As an elementary schooler, I went to Horlick Field to watch her play many, many times. She was quick, fast, a professional and a true athlete. Thanks for the many exciting moments, Sophie. Peace. Yes, she was a nice person.

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