White, Delores Brumfield (Interview transcript and video), 2009

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White, Delores Brumfield (Interview transcript and video), 2009

Description

Delores White (nee Brumfield) was born was born in Pritchard, Alabama on May 26, 1932. Growing up, she got her start playing baseball with the school and neighborhood kids. Following tryouts in 1946 she was told by Mr. Carey that she was yet too young. Apparently, after her tryouts Mr. Carey had misplaced her name and sought her out until he found her one day in a store. In 1946, she made the trip to Havana, Cuba. That same year she was placed with the Fort Wayne Daisies during her spring training period. At the end of spring training, she was chosen to play for the South Bend Blue Sox in 1947. She played with the Kenosha Comets from 1948 to 1951. She then played the 1951 and 1952 seasons with the Fort Wayne Daisies. During her league career she played first, second, and third base. Her career highlight was on August 26, 1952 when she hit a home run and it was signed by her teammates and Jimmy Foxx. One other highlight she had during her league career was her spring training in Havana.

Coverage

2009-09-27

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Publisher

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

Contributor

Boring, Frank (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-58_DWhite

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mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-10-02

Citation

White, Delores , “White, Delores Brumfield (Interview transcript and video), 2009 ,” Digital Collections, accessed January 20, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29704.
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