Alvarez, Isabel "Lefty" (Interview transcript and video), 2009

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Alvarez, Isabel "Lefty" (Interview transcript and video), 2009

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Isabel Alvarez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1933. She grew up in Havana and played baseball with the neighborhood kids and was also involved with other sports. In 1947, she pitched her first exhibition game in American baseball and was picked by the All American League and sponsored to come to the United States with three other Cubans to play baseball in 1949. She played pitcher for the Chicago Colleens from 1949 through the 1950 season. When the Chicago Colleens folded, she went on to play for the Fort Wayne Daisies during the 1951 and 1954 seasons. Upon getting her citizenship in 1953 she stayed in the United States permanently. During her six-year baseball career she also played utility outfielder and also played briefly with the Battle Creek Belles (1951)
Kalamazoo Lassies (1953)
and the Grand Rapids Chicks (1954).

Coverage

2009-09-26

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Publisher

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-58_IAlvarez

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mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-09-18

Citation

Alvarez, Isabel, “Alvarez, Isabel "Lefty" (Interview transcript and video), 2009,” Digital Collections, accessed April 22, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29660.
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