Dottie Collins, star pitcher of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball league in the 1940s, has died at the age of 84. Collins was portrayed by Geena Davis in the movie A League of Their Own.
The New York Times has a lot of good information on Ms. Collins’ career, but I think that at least this quote is worth reprinting:
â€œI pitched and won both games of a doubleheader once pitching underhand,â€ she told Susan E. Johnson in â€œWhen Women Played Hardball.â€
â€œI think I could have pitched a doubleheader overhand, too,â€ she said. â€œI donâ€™t think it would be that hard. Nowadays, the men canâ€™t do it, but hell, they canâ€™t do nothinâ€™.â€