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Women’s baseball star, movie inspirer Davis dies

February 3, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, seen here in a file photo taken June 11, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York, watches the Houston Astros warm up before playing the New York Yankees. Davis, a star of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and an inspiration for the movie “A League of Their Own,” has died in Southern California. She was 88. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, a star of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and an inspiration for the central character in the movie “A League of Their Own,” has died, her son said Sunday.

Paire-Davis died of natural causes in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Saturday, her son, William Davis, told The Associated Press. She was 88.

Paire-Davis was a model for the character played by Login to read more

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