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Jean Cione, a host for the electronic field trip, was a pitcher for the AAGPBL.
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AAGPBL Player Commentary

The players of the All-American Professional Girls Baseball League share their experiences in the league and thoughts on opportunities the league gave them. Click the text to the right of the Video icon to play the short QuickTime clips.

Shirley Burkovich

Shirley "Hustle" Burkovich
Shirley Burkovich was born February 4, 1933, in Swissvale, PA. Known during her days in the league as "Hustle," Burkovich started with the Springfield Sallies and Chicago Colleens and ended her career with the Rockford Peaches. She was a utility player and played both infield and outfield. After leaving the league, Shirley was an associate engineer with Pacific Bell.

Video>> About missing school and homework.
>> About learning to play many positions.

Jean Cione

Jean "CY" Cione
Jean Cione was born June 23, 1928, in Rockford, Illinois. Cione started her career with the Rockford Peaches in 1947 and in 1954 she ended her career with Rockford after playing with three other teams in the AAGPBL. Known as "Cy," Cione had two no hit/no run games in 1950 and was a league All-Star in 1952. After leaving the league, Cione was a physical education professor for 29 years at Eastern Michigan University.

Video>> About the phrase "Dirt on Their Skirts."

Jane Moffet

Jane Moffet
Jane Moffet was born July 2, 1930, in Pitman, New Jersey, Moffet toured with the Springfield Sallies before joining the AAGPBL in 1951. Moffet was a catcher, outfielder and first baseman and hit .351 in 1952 for Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Upon leaving the league, Moffet spent 23 years in education and calls Toms River, New Jersey, home now.

Video>> On how she got to play 3rd base.
>> About Title IX and sports opportunities.
>> About men and women competing in sports.

Delores Brumfield White

Delores "Dolly" Brumfield White
Delores Brumfield White was born May 26, 1932, in Pritchard, Alabama. Known as "Dolly," White played in the AAGPBL from 1947-1953. She led the Kenosha Comets in hitting in 1951 and finished second in the league in 1953. White played first, second and third base. After leaving the league, White became a teacher and retired after 40 years. White is currently the President of the AAGPBL Association.

Video>> On the role of the chaperones.
>> About education opportunities.
>> About living in the homes of the fans.
>> "Anything less than your best is failure."
Spec>> Accomplishments of women in the AAGPBL.

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Activities & Curriculum
Activities and curriculum are the lifeblood of the electronic field trip series. Get your class prepared for the live broadcast by taking advantage of these lessons.

Complete Library List
Teams of the AAGPBL

Women in Professional Baseball Profiles

"A League of Their Own" Clips and Commentary

Video Commentary by AAGPBL Players

Photo Galleries of
Women in Baseball

The Diary of Betty Russell

Explanation of Title IX

AAGPBL Player Guide

AAGPBL Player Contract

History of Wrigley Field

History of the AAGPBL

History of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
and Museum

List of Bibliography
and References

List of Web Links