|An all-around athlete, Helen Gig Smith proudly served in the Army before playing in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Born in Richmond, Virginia, her tenure included one Season (1947) with the Kenosha Comets - in 27 games, she lined 11 hits in 60 at-bats... Then, attended and graduated from Pratt Art Institute and later taught art in the Richmond area.
Many of the women baseball players profiled on American Heroes proudly served in the US Military... or worked in ammunition or aircraft factories or performed other service-related work during World War II, all to keep our servicemen rolling... True American Heroes these gals. And, a few lost love ones in foreign lands...