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Last surviving Rockford Peach has died

Posted at 3:06 PM, May 10, 2020

Mary Pratt, a pitcher for the Rockford Peaches, has died. She was 101.

Pratt was believed to be the last surviving member of the original 1943 Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. That league inspired the 1992 movie, "A League of Their Own."

Pratt pitched in the leave until 1947 and was a retired PE teacher.

The league said in a tweet that Pratt's "stories, her energy will be missed for a long time."

Her nephew, Walter Pratt, told The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass. she died peacefully at a nursing home.

"We are terribly sad to report that former Rockford Peaches and Kenosha Comets pitcher, Mary Pratt passed away on May 6th. She was 101 years old. Mary was the last known original Peaches player that played on the 1943 team. Her stories, her energy will be missed for a long time," the tweet from AAGPBL states.

You can see pictures of the Peaches, and the league's other teams, as well as an interview with Pratt, on the league's website here.

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