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Irene Kay Lionikis

Irene Kay Lionikis

Irene Kay Lionikis

Irene Kay Lionikis

Irene Kay Lionikis

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: "The Greek"
  • Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ (US)
  • Throwing Hand:
  • Batting Hand:
  • Born: November 5, 1923
  • Died: August 7, 1978

Irene Kay LionikisHistory

Team Position Uniform #
1948 Kenosha Comets Pitcher Unknown
1949 Grand Rapids Chicks Pitcher Unknown
1949 Peoria Redwings Pitcher Unknown
1949 Springfield Sallies Second Base, Third Base, & Short Stop 13
1950 Fort Wayne Daisies Second Base 19

See Kay's obituary.

Irene “Kay” Lionikis, 54, a former professional baseball player, died yesterday (8/7/1978) at St. Peter’s Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ, after a short illness.

Miss Lionikis, of Milltown, NJ, played professional baseball for six years in the Midwest, and toured the United States, Cuba, and South America with the teams she played for.

She was born in New Brunswick and returned to the area after retiring in 1953.

Miss Lionikis was employed by Rutgers University as equipment manager for the Women’s Athletic Department. Previously, she was employed by Rutgers University Library’s Special Collections Division as a secretary.

Miss Lionikis was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rutgers Community Health Plan and the founding president of Rutgers University C.O.L.T.—an employees’ organization.

She was also a former New Brunswick Little League coach and played on champion tri-state basketball teams.

She was a member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Piscataway, NJ.

Surviving were two brothers and two sisters.

Services were held Aug. 10, 1978 at the Gleason Funeral Home and at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

Burial was in Van Liew Cemetery, North Brunswick, NJ.

 

 

 

Author: Unknown

Contributed By: Helen Nordquist

Copyright: The Central New Jersey Home News (New Brunswick, NJ) 8 Aug, 1978 p. 23 via Newspapers.com


LeagueBatting Record

Year Ga AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG
1948 2 4 - 0 - - - - - - - .000
1949 - - - - - - - - - - - .000
1950 - - - - - - - - - - - .000

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