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Penny Marshall was independent as sports fan and memorabilia collector

The television legend Penny Marshall dies at 75 Penny Marshall, who costarred in the top rated 1970s and 80's sitcom "Laverne and Shirley" before becoming director of hit movies like "Big" and "League of their own ", however, said on Friday evening, at his home in Hollywood Hills, due to complications from diabetes. TV legend Penny Marshall directed one of the most popular baseball films all the time, but many of her fans may not realize exactly how much Marshall loved the sport. Marshall, the actress and filmmaker who died on Monday evening in California at the age of 75, was a lifelong sports fan and keen collector of sports memorials, according to reports. Born in Bronx, NY, Marshall was the lead director of the 1 992 Comedy "A League of Their Own" about the Real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. "If it had not been for Penny Marshall, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, I'm still unknown," Shirley Burkovich, one of 79 surviving members of the league, told USA Today Sports. "It had only been known to those who lived in that area at that time." "If it had not been for Penny Marshall, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League would still be unknown. It would have been known only to those who lived in that area at that time." – Shirley Burkovich, one of 79 survivors of AAGPBL But long before she fell in love with Yankees as a child and followed the footsteps of her grandfather and…

TV legend Penny Marshall directed one of the most popular baseball films all the time, but many of her fans may not realize exactly how much Marshall loved the sport.

Marshall, the actress and filmmaker who died on Monday evening in California at the age of 75, was a lifelong sports fan and keen collector of sports memorials, according to reports.

Born in Bronx, NY, Marshall was the lead director of the 1

992 Comedy “A League of Their Own” about the Real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

“If it had not been for Penny Marshall, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, I’m still unknown,” Shirley Burkovich, one of 79 surviving members of the league, told USA Today Sports. “It had only been known to those who lived in that area at that time.”

“If it had not been for Penny Marshall, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League would still be unknown. It would have been known only to those who lived in that area at that time.”

– Shirley Burkovich, one of 79 survivors of AAGPBL

But long before she fell in love with Yankees as a child and followed the footsteps of her grandfather and brother, the New York Daily News reported.

In the elementary school, Marshall and her friends went over school and took the train to the arena, she told the newspaper earlier.

“The Yankee Stadium was the only one we had in Bronx. It was an institution. They were so winning and they had all these legendary players – Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mantle and Maris – and to get them in Bronx, which did not is the world’s fashion capital, I think it’s pretty cool, “Marshall wrote in the New York Times 2006.

” The Yankee Stadium was the only one we had in Bronx. It was an institution. They were so winning and they had all these legendary players – Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mantle and Maris – and getting them in Bronx, which is not the world’s fashion capital, I think is pretty cool. “

– Penny Marshall, writing in 2006

Marshall also had a sports connection in one of her television roles and played Myrna Turner, secretary of sportswriter Oscar Madison, on the television series “The Odd Couple.”

Marshall collected a collection of historical and valuable baseball articles, according to Sports Collectors Daily. Other articles included NBA jersey in modern times, with a Michael Jordan jersey she owned to sell for more than 52,000 dollars, reports the report.

She owned a 19th century mutoscrew with images of the New York Giants Bobby Thomson’s 1951 winning home run against The Brooklyn Dodgers, according to the publication.

Marshall also accumulated eclectic articles including rare vintage baseball photos she bought on a trip to Cuba in 2001. The report said.

Major League Baseball celebrated her saying in a tweet, “We join the baseball community in sorrow over Penny Marshall’s leader, director of” A Own League. “

Tennis legend Billie Jean King, now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball, was among many sports figures paying respect for Marshall.

” My heart goes out to friends and family of Penny Marshall, a true champion of good. She took the world joy and laughter and was a true force behind the camera as a producer’s ceremony and director. And Penny loved the sport! Do she have to RIP, “King tweeted.”

Basketball stars Isaiah Thomas and Vince Carter also expressed their love for Marshall.

“Rest in peace #PennyMarshall your #love #kindness and #generosity will be missing by my family and I,” said Thomas.

“RiP to my friend the big Penny Marshall. You will be missing !!!” Carter wrote.

Twitter also was Geena Davis and Tom Hanks, who participated in “A Own League.”

“I’m very sorry to hear the news Penny passes. My heart goes out to Tracy Reiner and her family. have so much fun for so many and will be very missed. I will always be grateful for her to let me be part of my own league “Davis said.

“Goodbye, Penny. We laughed a lot!” We wish we could still. “Do you love Hanx,” said Hanks.

And the players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League also remembered Marshall as well:

“The #AAGPBL Players Association is deeply saddened by #AlleagueofTheirOwn Director, Penny Marshall. The players are really grateful to her and this movie Without it, AAGPBL would still be “the best kept secret in baseball. “Thank you and we love you. God bless,” they wrote.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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