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Shirley Burkovich

Born: Feb 4, 1933

Birthplace: Swissvale

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Shirley Burkovich

Date of Birth : Feb 4, 1933
Birth Place : Swissvale

Shirley Burkovich [?Hustle?] is a former infielder, outfielder and pitcher who played from 1949 through 1951 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5 ft 8 in, 150 lb., she batted and threw right-handed. Born in Swissvale, Shirley Burkovich was one of forty players from Pennsylvania who made the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League clubs; these included stars as Jaynne Bittner, Ann Cindric, Jean Faut, Jean Geissinger, Jean Marlowe, Marguerite Pearson, Ruth Richard, Sarah Jane Sands, Fern Shollenberger and Jane Stoll, among others. She was nicknamed ?Hustle? for her boundless intensity on the field, as she filled in at every position except catcher during her three seasons in the league. Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, Burkovich started playing sandlot ball with the boys of her neighborhood when she was a little girl, but never played organized softball. Though she attended three different high schools, Burkovich played basketball and field hockey in all of them, and also played in the Westinghouse Girls Basketball League.


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