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Helen M (Nicol) Fox

May 9, 1920July 25, 2021

Helen M Fox, age 101, of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Helen was born on May 9, 1920 in Canada.

“Nickie” was a pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that existed from 1943 to 1954. She played for both the Kenosha Comets and the Rockford Peaches. She was one of the league’s greatest pitchers, holding several all-time records, including 163 wins and 1,076 strikeouts.

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Linda Kotsakis

August 27, 2021

Oh Nickie I will miss you. I just found you after losing track of you for a while. You were a great friend and mentor. I’m glad I got to see you once more and had hoped to see you again when I returned from vacation. I remember driving you to throw the first pitches at so many games! I got the honor of holding your purse & jacket while you talked and signed autographs. I got the honor of being your friend and playing a few rounds of golf together. I thank you so much for coming to my daughters softball team party and talking to the little girls about softball. They still remember that. You gave them all a signed baseball card. So many wonderful memories. I’ll miss you…..

Joan Brayer

August 9, 2021

What baseball history! I did not know or meet her. I do love baseball! I thank her for being a trailblazer and her love for the game! My thoughts and prayers to her family. Find comfort she is " safe" at home! May God Bless!

Joan Brayer
Janesville, Wisconsin

Ali Fazzio

August 3, 2021

I did not know Helen, but would like to express my gratitude to her for paving the way for women in professional sports. When I taught fourth grade, every year I would teach about the AAGPBL during our unit on WWII, and it was always a fan favorite. My students were motivated, encouraged, and inspired by the stories of women just like Helen. May she rest in the sweetest peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY