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Former pro player Sophie Kurys dies

Updated: February 20, 2013, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Sophie Kurys, who stole 201 bases in 1946 while playing in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, has died. She was 87.

The AAGPBL Players Association said Wednesday that Kurys died Sunday after complications from surgery.

Nicknamed the "Flint Flash," Kurys starred for the Racine Belles in the league featured in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own."

Kurys' mark of 201 steals -- in 203 attempts -- was recognized in a recent exhibit by the Hall ...

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