Aldine Calacurcio

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Aldine Calacurcio
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Shortstop / Infield Utility
Born: (1928-06-08)June 8, 1928
Rockford, Illinois
Died: 4 July 2017(2017-07-04) (aged 89)
Rockford, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Career highlights and awards
  • Women in Baseball – AAGPBL Permanent Display at Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (since 1988)

Aldine Calacurcio was a former shortstop who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Calacurcio batted and threw right handed. She was born in Rockford, Illinois.[1]

In 1947, Calacurcio attended the AAGPBL spring training games held at Havana, Cuba. Afterwards, she saw limited action with her hometown Rockford Peaches.[2]

The AAGPBL folded in 1954, but there is a permanent display at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at Cooperstown, New York since November 5, 1988, that honors the entire league rather than any individual figure.[3]

Calacurcio died on July 4th, 2017 in Rockford IL.[4] Her funeral was attended by numerous Rockfordians who respected her and the legacy of the Rockford Peaches.