|1949 Chicago Colleens||First Base||Unknown|
|1950 Muskegon Lassies||First Base||19|
|1950 South Bend Blue Sox||First Base||Unknown|
|1951 South Bend Blue Sox||First Base||11|
Stats were not recorded for the Touring Teams in 1949. In a game that was played in New Jersey, the Sallies were leading 7 -3 in the bottom of the 8th inning. With the bases loaded, Arlene was up and hit a deep fly ball to left field that caromed away from the left fielder and it turned into an inside the park home run. to tie the score 7 to 7. In 1951 Arlene played less than 10 games for South Bend.
Arlene A. Kotil was born May 22, 1934 and passed away May 27, 2022. She was 88 years old and the beloved daughter of the late William and Anna Kotil, nee Zawetski. She was a dear cousin and second cousin of many, and a loving friend of Marilyn Yunker. Arlene had many wonderful friends, neighbors, caregivers, and pets.
Arlene was a former teacher at Richards and Eisenhower High School. She was also a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). She was a left-handed first base player who played for the Chicago Colleens in 1949, the Muskegon Lassies and the South Bend Blue Sox in 1950, and the Blue Sox in 1951.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 3-8 P.M. Arlene’s funeral took place Friday, June 3, 2022 at 9:15 A.M. beginning at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home in Crestwood, IL, and continued at a 10:00 a.m. Mass at Saint Alexander Church. Entombment took place at Saint Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Arlene’s name to any Animal Rescue Organization of one’s choice or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital were recommended.
Contributed By: Carol Sheldon
Copyright: Adapted from the Becvar & Son Funeral Home.