Gertrude “Gertie” Dunn, one of Delaware County’s greatest athletes of all time, graduated from Sharon Hill High School in 1952. The Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum commissioned sculptor Jennifer Frudakis Petry to create a twenty-four-inch bronze sculpture of Gertie playing for the South Bend Blue Sox of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, made famous by the 1992 film A League of Their Own.

At the conclusion of her first season with the Blue Sox in 1952, Gertie was named Rookie of the Year after leading her team to the championship. She went on to play and coach field hockey and was eventually named to the US Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.

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The Gertie Dunn Statue Unveiling

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Radnor Township Municipal Building - 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne

Gertie Dunn Statue Unveiling Flyer

Gertie Dunn Statue Unveiling Program

The photo below shows the work-in-progress clay model. Once it was completed, it was sent to the foundry, where the bronze statue was constructed. Visit the Radnor Township Municipal Building - 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to see the bronze statue, the reproduction of Gertie's South Bend Blue Sox uniform and more!

For more information on Gertie’s athletic achievements, visit and click on the Gertie Dunn page in the upper right hand corner. Or contact Jim Vankoski at (610) 909-4919 or

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