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Born in 1933 in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, Shirley "Hustle" Burkovich (right) toured with the 1950 Springfield Sallies and Chicago Colleens before playing for the Rockford Peaches in 1951. She played a total of 37 games, and is credited with ending a twelve-inning game by hitting a single into center field to drive in the winning run.

Shirley appeared with a speaking part in A League of Their Own, playing the fictional character of Alice "Skeeter" Jaspers at a later age. Actress Renee Coleman played the younger Alice Jaspers.

As of 1999, Shirley Burkovich was the acting director of the All American Girls Professional Baseball
Player's Association. The association puts out a yearly newsletter, and works to preserve the memories of the AAGPBL. They also assist in seminars to promote women in sports. To receive the newsletter or to become a member of the players association, click here.

The information above was contributed by Shirley's cousin's granddaughter, Kate Flister. Thanks Kate.


Shirley "Hustle" Burkovich
1951 Rockford Peaches


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