AAGPBL Interview - Kathryn Vonderau
Kathryn played catcher for 8 years in the AAGPBL. She shared some of her memories with us.
1) How did you get interested in playing baseball and where did you play before you turned pro?
My home was in Ft. Wayne, IN when the Daisies played. I played softball in Ft. Wayne and when I finished high school I started playing with the Daisies.
2) What was the best thing about playing pro ball?
The camaraderie among the players.
5) What was the worst thing about playing ball?
Riding all night on the bus.
3) Do you follow big league ball now? If so, how do you think it compares with your day?
There are too many teams now and the talent is too thin - not strong in every position as it was years ago.
4) Briefly describe your life since your pro career ended.
I taught elementary, junior high and high school for nine years and at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater for 22 years. I'm now enjoying retirement.
5) What advice do you have for young women who want to become pro ballplayers?
There aren't too many opportunities at the present.
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