Former star baseball player Helen Nicol Fox passes at 101
Honoured Member Helen Nicol Fox Passes away at 101, in Scottsdale Arizona. Helen was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as a Multi-Sport Athlete in 1996.
"Helen Nicol Fox was an Edmonton department-store clerk when lured south to play baseball in what was billed as the Glamour League.
The 23-year-old right-hander quickly emerged as a star pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She pitched for 10 seasons in the pro circuit, based in the American Midwest.
Interest in her athletic career and in the forgotten league was revived in 1992 with the release of the Hollywood drama, A League of Their Own, starring Madonna, Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. The attention led to overdue recognition of the exploits of ignored female pioneers of pro baseball, as several, including Ms. Fox, were belatedly enshrined in sports halls of fame..."
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