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 Rose M. “Rosie” Gacioch

Rose M. “Rosie” Gacioch

Birth
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
Death 9 Sep 2004 (aged 89)
Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section P, Lot 705, Space 2
Memorial ID 9456993 · View Source
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All-American Girls Professional Baseball Player. "Rosie," as she was known, pitched for the Rockford, Illinois. 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


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  • Originally Created by: Mike
  • Added: 13 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9456993
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rose M. “Rosie” Gacioch (31 Aug 1915–9 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9456993, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .