Gertie Dunn’s Rarity at Rocky Run Y

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A recent addition to the Mickey Vernon Delaware County Sports History Museum welcomes you to the museum’s new home in the Rocky Run YMCA in Media, PA. The addition is a Sports Rarity of the Month exhibit, on display in a case adjacent to the gym. The Sports Rarity for May will be a game-used ball from Gertie Dunn’s 1952 Rookie of the Year season with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The ball will be on display for Y members during the entire month. Dunn, a graduate of Sharon Hill High School and West Chester University, is arguably the best woman athlete in the history of Delaware County. In addition to playing in the AA/GPBL–the league made famous by the movie A League of Their Own–Gertie, now deceased, is the only player ever to be inducted into both The National Field Hockey and National Lacrosse Halls of Fame. Items from the Museum’s collection, including the monthly Rarity, can be viewed at If you are one of the more than 19,000 members of the Rocky Run Y, be sure to visit this site often to view periodic updates. If your club or organization is interested in hosting a hands-on presentation of any of these sports rarities at a meeting place of your choice, contact museum curator Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919 or


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