Kurys, Sophie (Interview transcript and video), 2009

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Kurys, Sophie (Interview transcript and video), 2009

Description

Sophie Kurys was born on May 14, 1925 in Flint, Michigan. Early on in childhood she played baseball with the neighborhood kids and then started out in city leagues playing organized baseball at thirteen until she turned seventeen when she tried out to play professionally. She played for the Racine Belles from 1943 to 1950
played for a Chicago league from 1950 to 1951, and then Battle Creek Belles in 1952 until 1955 and left for reasons unsaid. During her long career, she predominantly played second base but switched to various positions when she was with the Battle Creek Belles. For the Battle Creek Belles she played third base, shortstop, and outfield. Kurys set many records. Among the most notable highlights were setting the league record for stealing 201 bases in 1946 and hitting seven home runs in 1950.

Coverage

2009-09-25

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor

Olsen, Gordon (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-58_SKurys

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-09-18

Citation

Kurys, Sophie , “Kurys, Sophie (Interview transcript and video), 2009,” Digital Collections, accessed October 23, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29653.
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