Death of Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis

May 29, 1924 - February 3, 2012
Van Nuys, California | Age 87

Women's baseball star, movie inspirer, dies
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The Associated Press

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 Geena Davis in the...

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