September 2, 1933
Baseball star Sue Kidd was born in Choctaw (Van Buren County). Kidd gained local fame with the athletic prowess she displayed—including a deceptive curve ball—while playing on and against all-male baseball teams in Van Buren County and surrounding areas. As a student at Clinton High School, Kidd pitched so well that she was allowed to play on the high school boys’ baseball team in 1949. She is best known in the county for pitching all nine innings of a winning game in 1949 at the age of fifteen. After her athletic career ended, Kidd attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway (Faulkner County), now the University of Central Arkansas.