The legend of 'Pepper' Paire-Davis
Posted at 1:35 PM on February 4, 2013
by Bob Collins
Filed under: Icons, Sports
It's enough to make a baseball fan weep.
The great Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis has died.
MLB.com reports that Paire-Davis was the inspiration for Geena Davis' character in A League of Their Own.
This comes as a bit of a surprise, however, because when Dorothy "Dottie" Kamenshek died in May 2010 at age 84, she was described as the inspiration for Davis' character -- Dottie Hinson.
In a 2011 interview, Ms. Paire-Davis insisted it was her.
What a showwoman!