Ann Cindric

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Ann Cindric
Ann Cindric.jpg
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Pitcher
Born: (1922-09-22)September 22, 1922
Muse, Pennsylvania
Died: December 18, 2010(2010-12-18) (aged 88)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Teams

Ann Cindrić [tsindrich] (September 5, 1922 – December 18, 2010) was a pitcher who played from 1948 through 1950 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 6", 135 lb., Cindrić batted and threw right-handed. She was nicknamed ″Cindy″ by her teammates.[1]

Born in Muse, Pennsylvania, Cindrić was one of five children in the family of John and Catherine (Yuric) Cindrić, of Croatian heritage.[2][3]

Cindrić entered the AAGPBL with the Muskegon Lassies in 1948, appearing for them in just three games before her season was cut short by a chipped bone in one of her fingers. She did appear in a game when the team moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1949 and was renamed the Springfield Sallies.[4]

Cindrić returned with the Sallies in 1950, when they joined the Chicago Colleens as touring player development teams. In her final season, she posted a 3–2 record and a .231 batting average for Springfield before another finger injury ended her baseball career.[4]

Following her baseball career, Cindrić worked at Lafayette Manor Inc., Uniontown, while playing softball in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.[3] Cindrić later spent five years in the Dominican missionary convent and worked as a Dominican Missionary Sister in a nursing home office until her retirement.[3]

Besides sports, Cindrić really enjoyed playing the button box accordion and guitar in her leisure time, playing the button box with the International Button Box Club.[3]

Since 1988 Cindrić is part of Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, which was unveiled to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League rather than individual baseball personalities.

Ann Cindrić died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the age of 88.[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ All-American Girls Professional Baseball League website – Ann Cindrić entry
  2. ^ The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: A Biographical Dictionary – W. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2005. Format: Paperback, 295 pp. Language: English. ISBN 0-7864-3747-2
  3. ^ a b c d e "Croatian-Genealogy.com – Cindrić family name, its origin, history and frequency". 
  4. ^ a b The Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League