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Women's baseball star who helped inspire 'League of Their Own' died

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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 Geena Davis in the 1992 hit A League of Their Own, which also starred Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna and Tom Hanks as the crusty manager who shouted the famous line, “there’s no crying in baseball!” READ FULL STORY

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