Casey and the Cops

Aug. 27, 1962
Aug. 27, 1962

Table of Contents
Aug. 27, 1962

Bad Blood
Harness Racing
  • The rarefied atmosphere at 7,400 feet has long made it risky for foreign players to take on Mexico's Davis Cuppers at home, but an even more potent Mexican peril today is an agile whirlwind named Rafael Osuna

Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Casey and the Cops

Casey was a ballplayer. The Honolulu police knew all about that because Casey was a pitcher and first baseman on their local PAL team. But Casey was also a girl, and the cops, whose league was supposed to be all-boy, didn't know that until rookie Casey was in her first season in 1959. (When a ballplayer is only 9 it's sometimes hard to tell unless the player has a ponytail, and Casey had carefully cut hers off.) By the time the PAL officials found out that she was Carol Kishimoto, Casey had become a star. This year, with 12-year-old Casey pitching (above) or playing first base (where she hit a solid .325), the team won the 50th state's pee-wee championship over more than 400 rivals.

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