Thelma "Tiby" Eisen (USA Baseball) was more than a Jewish sports hero - she was a pioneer in women's sports as one of the true superstars of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940-50s.
She was one of the top players in the AAGPBL's history. In 1946, with the Peoria Redwings, Eisen was named to the All-Star team. In 1993, Eisen helped to cement the legacy of the league and its contributions to the nation by working to establish the women's exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Eisen's contributions didn't stop on the baseball diamond. She began playing semi-pro softball at age 14. Among her accomplishments was leading the Orange Lionettes to a Softball World Championship. Tiby Eisen entered the SoCal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.