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Little, Olive Bend (5/17/1917 - 2/2/1987)

By Rockford Register Star

POPLAR POINT, Manitoba (Canada) – Former Rockford Peaches Standout Olive (Bend) Little died Feb. 2 in Victoria Hospital. She was 69.

After teaching school in Poplar Point until 1943, she turned professional with the Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls Baseball League.  During her career with the Peaches, Little was selected to the All-Star team that played in Wrigley Field in Chicago in 1943.

Little pitched several no-hit games and held many strikeout records.  Two “Olive Little Nights” were held in Rockford.

In 1983, Little was inducted into the Canadian Softball Hall of Fame and in 1985 into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

She was buried in St. Anne’s Anglican church yard and cemetery in Poplar Point.

Contributed by: Merrie Fidler
Submitted on: 04/23/2015
Copyright: Rockford Register Star 2/19/1987

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