Lesko, Jeneane (Interview transcript and video, 2010)

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Lesko, Jeneane (Interview transcript and video, 2010)

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Jeneane Lesko was born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1935. She grew up playing sports, practicing with men's baseball and basketball teams. She was playing for a softball team in Lima, Ohio, when she was recruited into the AAGPBL. She was a pitcher for the Grand Rapids Chicks during the last two seasons of the league, 1953-1954. Because of the larger size ball and the shorter distance between the pitcher's mound and home plate in the women's league, she had control problems as a pitcher in her first season, but still went 8-6. During the final season, when the league changed the rules and played the standard men's game, she did even better. After the league folded, she joined a barnstorming team made up of former league players, and stayed with it for three years. After that, she became a teacher and a professional golfer, and has actively supported women's baseball.

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2010-08-04

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

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Veterans History Project (U.S.)

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RHC-58_JLesko0503BB

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mp4
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Moving Image
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eng

Date

2017-09-18

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Lesko, Jeneane, “Lesko, Jeneane (Interview transcript and video, 2010),” Digital Collections, accessed April 22, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29683.
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