|1945 Racine Belles||Short Stop & Pitcher||18|
|1946 Racine Belles||Pitcher & Outfield||18|
This Michigan lass gave the Racine team another opportunity to capitailze on the brand of talent produced by that hot baseball state, the other being Sophie Kurys of Flint. This brown haired, green-eyed gal has established a name for herself in the motor city of Detroit, where she played in the National Tournament with the Kellers in 1940. She worked for Briggs Aircraft plant of Detroit in vital war work and might be aptly named Betty the Riveter, because that was her avocation. She was an infielder by trade and played the role of a utility player for the Belles.
ELIZABETH EMRY, 72, of Port Richey, FL, died Tuesday at North Bay Medical Center in New Port Richey. A native of Manistique, Mich., she moved to this area 17 years ago from Farmington, Mich. She was a former professional ballplayer for the Racine Belles in Racine, WI, and the Fort Wayne Daisies of Fort Wayne, Ind. She attended St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hudson. She is survived by a sister, of Port Richey and two nephews. Arrangements were made with Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
Contributed By: Merrie Fidler
Copyright: Adapted from Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - Wednesday, April 19, 1995 via geneologybank.com