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Betty Trezza (August 4 1925January 16 2007), nicknamed "Moe," was an American professional baseball player.

She played shortstop, second base and the outfield from 1944 until 1950 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, popularized in the movie A League of Their Own. She started with the Minneapolis Millerettes which were replaced by the Fort Wayne Daisies, and also played for part of the 1945 season with the South Bend Blue Sox. She played her final five seasons with the Racine Belles.[1]

Her biggest moment came in the sixth game of the 1946 championship series against the Rockford Peaches. Her single in the bottom of the 14th inning drove in Player of the Year Sophie Kurys to win the game and the title. The children's book Dirt on Their Skirts[2] tells the story of this historic game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Betty Trezza - BR Bullpen
  2. Doreen Rappaport & Lyndall Callan, Dirt on Their Skirts: The Story of the Young Women Who Won the World Championship, 2000, ISBN 0-803-72042-4

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