Horstman, Katie (Interview transcript and video), 2009

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Horstman, Katie (Interview transcript and video), 2009

Description

Katie Horstman was born on April 14, 1935 in Minster, Ohio. Before joining the All American Girls Professional Baseball League she played baseball with her brother John. She started playing softball with the Catholic Youth Organization (CYI). At 15, Horstman started her professional career when Max Carey signed her to play for the Fort Wayne Daisies. In her first season of 1951 she played for the Kenosha Comets and the Fort Wayne Daisies as a pitcher and outfielder. Under Coach Jimmy Foxx in 1952, During her second season, in 1952 she played under Jimmy Foxx who switched her to play as a utility infielder. In 1953, she played for the Fort Wayne Daisies and the All Star Team as a third baseman and pitched part of an all-star game. Her biggest highlight was finishing her final season with a batting average of three twenty eight just as the All American Girls Professional League was ending. Afterwards, Horstman went on to become a Physical Education teacher.

Coverage

2009-09-26

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

Boring, Frank (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-58_KHorstman

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-10-02

Citation

Horstman Katie , “Horstman, Katie (Interview transcript and video), 2009,” Digital Collections, accessed January 16, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29713.
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