Mary Pratt, Baseball Player Who Helped Inspire A League of Their Own, Dies at 101

“She was such a wonderful lady to chat with,” said Lambert. “She brought the days of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League alive to those who were not alive to see these ladies play ball.”

Pratt celebrated her 101st birthday in November. Ted Spencer, former chief curator of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, told The Washington Post that the legendary pitcher kept the league's legacy alive all her life.

“As some of the other former players will tell you, once she was on the stage you couldn’t get her off,” said Spencer. “She was very dedicated to telling the story that young women and girls deserve an equal chance in all sports, not just baseball.”

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