Marie Menheer was one of fourteen children; 7 boys and seven girls. Marie won her right to try out for the All-Americans after pitching her Kenosha-based team to the City Championship in 1944. Although she only pitched in one game for the Racine Belles, her six inning performance gained her success in her lifetime goal, to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and to earn a place in women's baseball history.
Marie liked swimming and skating and her hobby was music. She was a worker during the war with Nash Aircraft in Kenosha, WI. Later she married Brone Zoromsky and they raised three children, all boys. After a long battle for many years with cancer, she died in 2003.
We received Marie's photo and an article about her rookie year from her nephew, which he found in the 1945 Racine Yearbook.
Mrs. Marie V. Zoromsky of Haines City died of heart failure Feb. 4, 2003 in Tampa, FL.
Born in Brighton, Wis., on July 28, 1924, she came to Haines City from Burlington, Wis., in 1962. She was the owner and operator of Buddy’s L.P. Gas Service in Haines City. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.
Mrs. Zoromsky was preceded in death by her husband, Brone Zoromsky. She is survived by her sons, Howard Zoromsky, Temple Terrace, Steven Zoromsky, Austin, Texas; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Zoromsky, Glenellyn, ILL; sister, Lorraine Menheer, Barrington, ILL.; three grandchildren.
Services [were] at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City. Burial [was at] St. Ann Catholic Chaurch in Haines City. Burial [was at] Forest Hill Cemetery, Haines City.
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