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Rose M. Gacioch
Birth: Aug. 31, 1915
Wheeling
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 2004
Clinton Township
Macomb County
Michigan, USA

"Rosie," as she was known, pitched for the Rockford, Ill. Peaches, part of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1945-1954. The league recruited young women to play baseball to keep the spirit of the game alive while the men fought overseas. Her story, as well as that of her teammates, was shown in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own." Rosie O'Donnell played Rosie in the movie. She was voted to the All-Star team in 1952, 1953, and 1954, when the league disbanded and she retired from baseball. She, along with the rest of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Rosie worked for 20 years as a press operator with Amerock Corporation in Rockfort, Illinois, retiring in 1978. She then moved to Sterling Heights, Michigan. (bio by: Mike) 
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Mike
Record added: Sep 13, 2004
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