Every time she got on base, you might as well call it a double. If she would have been a man, she could have played second base for any major league team. – Racine resident Mike Corona, bat boy for the Belles
“It wasn’t so much her speed. Sophie read the pitchers and took advantage of their different deliveries, and she took advantage of every mistake they made.” – Madeline English, 1996.
*for more information there is a fascinating article on Sophie at Society for American Baseball Research
[Women in Baseball History is a weekly feature in honor of my book The Legend of League Park, which will be released in April.]