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The Resource Kammie on first : baseball's Dottie Kamenshek, Michelle Houts

Kammie on first : baseball's Dottie Kamenshek, Michelle Houts

Label
Kammie on first : baseball's Dottie Kamenshek
Title
Kammie on first
Title remainder
baseball's Dottie Kamenshek
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Houts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Dorothy Mary Kamenshek was born to immigrant parents in Norwood, Ohio. As a young girl, she played pickup games of sandlot baseball with neighborhood children; no one, however, would have suspected that at the age of seventeen she would become a star athlete at the national level. The outbreak of World War II and the ensuing draft of able-bodied young men severely depleted the ranks of professional baseball players. In 1943, Phillip K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, led the initiative to establish a new league--a women's league--to fill the ballparks while the war ground on in Europe and the Pacific. Kamenshek was selected and assigned to the Rockford Peaches in their inaugural season and played first base for a total of ten years, becoming a seven-time All-Star and holder of two league batting titles. When injuries finally put an end to her playing days, she went on to a successful and much quieter career in physical therapy. Fame came again in 1992, when Geena Davis portrayed a player loosely based on Kamenshek in the hit movie A League of Their Own"--
  • The daughter of immigrant parents in Norwood, Ohio, Kamenshek became a star athlete at the national level at the age of seventeen. The outbreak of World War II and the ensuing draft of able-bodied young men severely depleted the ranks of professional baseball players. In 1943, Phillip K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, led the initiative to establish a women's league to fill the ballparks. Kamenshek was assigned to the Rockford Peaches in their inaugural season, played first base for a total of ten years, and became a seven-time All-Star and holder of two league batting titles
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.K317
LC item number
H68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Biographies for young readers
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Kammie on first : baseball's Dottie Kamenshek, Michelle Houts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-109) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
May 1943, Wrigley Field ; The making of an All-American ; The league launches ; Charmed ; Let's play ball ; All-Americans travel all over the Americas ; The finest player in the league ; Life after baseball ; Fame came twice ; Will there ever be another Kammie? ; A victory celebration
Control code
ocn880966215
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xi, 109 pages
Isbn
9780821421338
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014029645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880966215
Label
Kammie on first : baseball's Dottie Kamenshek, Michelle Houts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-109) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
May 1943, Wrigley Field ; The making of an All-American ; The league launches ; Charmed ; Let's play ball ; All-Americans travel all over the Americas ; The finest player in the league ; Life after baseball ; Fame came twice ; Will there ever be another Kammie? ; A victory celebration
Control code
ocn880966215
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xi, 109 pages
Isbn
9780821421338
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014029645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880966215

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