KENOSHA -- Mary Pratt, a former member of the Rockford Peaches -- one of the team's featured in the movie "A Leauge of Their Own" -- passed away on May 6. She was 101 years old.
Pratt pitched for the Peaches and Kenosha Comets in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943-47. The league lasted from 1943-54.
She was believed to be the last surviving member of the original 1943 Peaches. The league said in a tweet that Pratt's “stories, her energy will be missed for a long time.”
According to an article on the AAGPBL website, Pratt was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and graduated from Boston University with a degree in physical education in 1940.
She became a member of the Kenosha Comets in 1944 and said in the article: "The move to Kenosha will always be remembered because I had the opportunity to play for Marty McManus on the championship team for the first half of the 1944 season."
Pratt also taught physical education for 46 years. The Bridgeport, Connecticut, native was a coach and referee in several sports.
She was inducted into the Boston University Hall of Fame and Boston Garden Hall of Fame. More here.