As legend has it, Kye, then in her early 20s, was stationed at first base. As she slid into second base on an attempted steal, she reached out and caught the ball thrown by the catcher, came up out of her slide, dropped the ball on second base and stole third.
She didn't stay there for long - the umpire, of course, called her out - but that memory has served as a metaphor for the athletic career of the late Stockton native.
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