Connecticut Softball Legend Joan Joyce

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Joan Joyce will always be known as the unbeatable pitcher for the Raybestos Brakettes and the Connecticut Falcons, whose numerous career records—including an incredible 150 no-hitters and 50 perfect games—made her the best in the game. However, she was also one of the most gifted athletes the state has ever produced, as she also set records in basketball and later went on to a stellar career in the LPGA. A true pioneer of women’s sports, Joan is currently the head softball coach at Florida Atlantic University. Join author Tony Renzoni as he profiles the multifaceted career of one of the country’s greatest athletes.
ISBN: 9781467142670
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Sports
Images: 170
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tony Renzoni is the author of the well-received book Connecticut Rock ’n’ Roll: A History (The History Press, 2017). Tony had a thirty-eight-year career with the federal government. As district manager in Connecticut’s Fairfield County, he oversaw the operations of four field offices, serving more than 100,000 beneficiaries. Tony wrote more than one thousand weekly columns that were published in the Connecticut Post newspaper and on the paper’s website. Tony was a recipient of more than forty awards, including his agency’s highest honor award. A lifelong resident of Connecticut, Tony lives on the Connecticut shoreline with his wife, Colleen. He is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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