Three-time All-Star shortstop and founding member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
She sang in the choir of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sadorus, Illinois.
She had the longest career of any player in the AAGPBL and became the all-time leader in games and RBIs and second in hits.
She had a twin brother named Don and an older brother named Walter.
The 1992 Penny Marshall film "A League of Their Own," starring Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell, and Geena Davis, was based on the AAGBPL in which she played.