#Shortstops: The Iron Woman
Wisniewski was a star pitcher and outfielder for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1944 until 1952, almost the entire run of the League – which was active from 1943-1954.
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In interviews, her teammates commented just as much on her character and her playing – and often took rookie players under her wing. After professional baseball, Wisniewski went on to work at General Motors for many years and opened a restaurant, the Chicks Dugout.
She passed away on May 4, 1995.
Sara Bennett was the digital collections intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development