Here we are sharing a piece of sad and shocking news with you. Shirley Berkovich has passed away at the age of 89. She was an American professional baseball infielder, outfielder, and pitcher who had played from 1949 through 1951 in the American Girls Professional Baseball league. when this news came on the web, this news is getting viral on the web. People are very shocked after hearing the news. Here we have more information related to the news, and we will share it with you in this article, so please read the complete article.
But, As a founding director of the International Women’s Baseball Center. Berkovich played a vital role in the ongoing efforts to celebrate the history of girls and women’s baseball at the preaches’ former home, Beyer Stadium Park, on the city’s south side.
Who Was Shirley Burkovich?
Shirley Berkovich has passed away on 31st March 2022, Thursday at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 89. Nicknamed ” Hustle” for her ability to field virtually every position on the diamond, Berkovich grew up near Pittsburgh and played sandlot ball with the boys in her neighborhood. When she was 16 years old, Berkovich was signed to a contract by the All American Girls Professional Baseball league.
She joined the Rockford peaches in 1951, which was the star-laden team. The peaches had one of the league’s best hitters Dorothy Kamenshek and one of its best pitchers. Berkovich had made her film acting debut playing the role of Alice ” Skeeter ” Gaspers at the end of the 1992 movie,” A League of Their Own.” The movie had been direct by the late Penny Marshall, was a fictionalized account of the peaches and women’s professional baseball in the 1940s and 50s. ” without a movie, even we would not know,” Berkovich has told the Register Star in a 2018 interview’.
Shirley Burkovich Cause of Death?
“If it had not been for her (Marshall) we would have never been recognized. We owe her so much gratitude for having the foresight to bring all this recognition to us.”Berkovich had spent her later years promoting the legacy of women’s baseball. As a founding director of the International Woman’s Baseball Center. she had made many appearances in Rockford in recent years to raise funds for the construction of a girl and women’s baseball museum at Beyer Stadium park, 311 15th Ave.
She was a fierce advocate of women and girls in sports and one of the lovest and kindhearted people you could ever hope to call your friends,’ The IWBC posted on its Facebook page Thursday. Stay tuned for more updates.