Edith Houghton was a pioneer in the baseball realm.
The sports world lost a beloved figure and a true trailblazer last week when Edith Houghton died at age 100.
A little perspective on how unique and remarkable this wonderful lady was: By age 10 she was already chasing her baseball dreams as the starting shortstop for the Philadelphia Bobbies, an all-girls professional team. This was in 1922, well before the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that was highlighted in the film "A League Of Their Own" was formed during World War II. Click here to read more.
Or this link will give another perspective on her life.
It is worth the hop over to both sites to read about Edith Houghton.