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Originally from Cuba, the highlight of Isabel's career was coming to the USA to play baseball. No stats were recorded for the touring teams.
ISABEL "LEFTY" M. ALVAREZ, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022. She was born Oct. 31, 1933 in Havana, Cuba. Isabel was a pitcher and outfielder in 1951 and 1954 for the Fort Wayne Daisies, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Between 1949 and 1954 she also played for the Grand Rapids Chicks, Chicago Colleens, Battle Creek Belles, and Kalamazoo Lassies. Following her time on the diamond, Isabel worked over 30 years at General Electric Co. She was survived by a dear Fort Wayne friend and caretaker, and a dear and lifelong friend of Ossian, Ind.
Isabel's service was held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Fair Haven Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior.
Memorials may be made to All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.fairhavenfortwayne.com
Contributed By: Carol Sheldon
Copyright: Adapted from a Fort Wayne (IN) Newspaper 6/12/2022