Helen Gallagher Barth, 91, of Brooklawn, a certified public accountant who was prominent in American Legion baseball, died Monday, Jan. 13, at her home.
Her husband, Joseph Sr., established the American Legion baseball team in Brooklawn in 1952, and so, her son Dennis said, "we call her the first lady of Brooklawn baseball, for all of South Jersey baseball."
Besides winning state and regional titles over the years, Brooklawn teams won the Legion World Series in 1991, 2001, and 2013.
Mrs. Barth often accompanied the team on road trips, from Maine to Washington state, Oklahoma to South Dakota.
"She washed all the uniforms, made sandwiches for the kids" while with the teams on their low-budget trips.