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Anna May Hutchison

Age: 72

professional baseball player who dazzled crowds during World War II and was immortalized in the 1992 motion picture “A League of Their Own”; “Hutch” broke in as a catcher with the Racine Belles of the All-American Girl's Professional Baseball League before switching to pitcher, a move that paid off during the 1946-47 season when she mastered the new side-arm delivery and won 53 games; she was a star for the league which formed during the war to provide entertainment for workers; she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and was an elementary teacher with Kenosha Unified Schools for 16 years before retiring in 1987; of natural causes

Died: Racine, Wis., Jan. 29, 1998

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