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Krumpotich, Claire Lobrovich (4/5/1923 - 7/29/2011)

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Claire Lobrovich Krumpotich was an outfielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional baseball League in 1947. She batted and threw right handed. 

Lobrovich was born in Campbell, California, to Mitchell and Mary (née Brayevich) Lobrovich. Her father, born Mihovil Lobrovi?, was Croatian, while her maternal grandparents were Slovenian emigrants. 

'Buttons', as her teammates dubbed her, posted a batting average of .209 (54-for-258) with three doubles and two triples in 81 games, driving in 21 runs and scoring 22 times while stealing 15 bases. At outfield, she recorded 69 putouts with seven assists and committed six errors in 82 total chances for a .927 fielding average. 

In 1988, Claire Lobrovich received further recognition when she became part of Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York which was unveiled to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League rather than any individual figure. 

In 1951, she married John Krumpotich, a semi-professional baseball player.  She resided in Watsonville, California until her death in 2011. 





Contributed by: Helen Nordquist
Submitted on: 06/06/2018
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