Burkovich, Shirley (Interview transcript and video), 2009

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Burkovich, Shirley (Interview transcript and video), 2009

Description

Shirley Burkovich was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She played softball with the neighborhood boys and her brother throughout her childhood. She first heard about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League one day when she was reading the newspaper. Her brother took her down to where they were holding tryouts
she tried out and afterwards was told to report to Cape Giradeau, Missouri for spring training. She played with the Springfield Sallies during the 1950 softball season and then was traded to the Rockford Peaches where she played out the 1951 season there. During her time in the league, her fondest memory is hitting the game-ending single to center field in 12-inning game. While with the league she played utility infield and utility outfield.

Coverage

2009-09-26

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-58_SBurkovich

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-10-02

Citation

Burkovich, Shirley , “Burkovich, Shirley (Interview transcript and video), 2009 ,” Digital Collections, accessed June 22, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29882.
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