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Irene Lionikas [Kay] (November 5, 1923 - August 7, 1978) was a female professional center fielder who played from 1949 through 1950 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She is sometimes credited as Kay Lionikis or Kay Lionikdas.

Career

A Native of New Brunswick, New Jersey to Greek-American parents, Lionikas was one of three descendants of Greek migrants to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, being the others Annastasia Batikis and Vickie Panos.

Lionikas went 0-for-4 at the plate in two games for the Grand Rapids Chicks and Peoria Redwings in 1949, playing at second base. She joined the Springfield Sallies in 1950, even though she did not appear in a game in that season.

After that, Lionikas played for a touring development team not involved in league play.

Lionikas died at the age of 54.
See also

List of Greek Americans

Sources

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Record Book – W. C. Madden. Publisher: McFarland & Company. Format: Paperback, 294pp. Language: English. ISBN 0786437472 ISBN 9780786437474

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