Lorraine played professional baseball in the AAGPBL from 1947 to 1949. She began her career with the Rockford Peaches where she played in the joutfield and was a pitcher. In her Rookie year she piched 13 games, splitting the season with 4 wins and 4 loses. In 1948 she was traded to Grand Rapids and joined the rotation as a starting pitcher. She retired from the league after the 1949 season. "Fish" never had a season as a pitcher below .500.
Lorraine was a strong believer in family and teamwork. Baseball, her seven children, 15 grandchidlren and one great granddaughter were the highlights of her life.
Lorraine is survived by her sons, Roger (Kathy) Stevens, Thomas (Casey) Stevens, Gary (Janet) Stevens and David Stevens; her daughters, Kathy (Alan) Lindamood, Anne Chilcote and Peg Blanken-baker; 15 grandchildren, Joshua Stevens, Sarah (Shane) Grant, Kristen (Joshua) Owens, Kelley Stevens, Michael Stevens, Kevin Stevens, Nicolas Stevens, Christopher Lindamood, Katelyn Lindamood, Jeni Lindamood, Kayla Chilcote, Daniel Chilcote, Alexander Blanken-baker, Jacob Blankenbaker and Jessica Blankenbaker; one great granddaugher, Ryan Grant; one sister, Rosemary Kaske; several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Educational Trust Fund or Hospice of Jackson & Oaklawn.
"May heaven be your new playground."