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Romatowski, Jenny (9/13/1927 - 3/12/2014)

By Czopek Funeral Directors

Jenny "Romey" Romatowski of Palm Harbor, Florida formerly of Wyandotte, Michigan. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews. She is a highly recognized athlete from Wyandotte. Jenny, known to her teammates as "Romey", traveled the world during her outstanding athletic career as both player and coach in three sports - softball, baseball and field hockey. She and her ball playing teammates were the subject of the popular film "A League of Their Own."

In fact, Romatowski is actually in the movie, which begins and ends with an actual reunion of former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) players at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY. A special exhibit of "Women in Baseball" was unveiled and the entire league were recognized as special members of the Hall of Fame. "I appeared briefly in the scene inside the Hall of Fame at the exhibit," she said to an interviewer, "but you only get a glimpse of me. However, it was great getting together with all my former teammates."

Romatowski is one of only two women to have been inducted into the Wyandotte Sports Hall of Fame, and has also been honored with membership in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY., the Michigan Amateur Sports Hall of Fame, the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and the Eastern Michigan University Hall of Fame. 

Contributed by: Carol Sheldon
Submitted on: 03/22/2014
Copyright: Czopek Funeral Directors

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