Lavonne 'Pepper' Paire-Davis, Baseball Player Who Inspired League of Their Own, Dies at 88

Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, a 10-season All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player who inspired the character portrayed by Geena Davis in 1992’s A League of Their Own, died of natural causes on Saturday in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 88.

Her death was reported Tuesday by the sports blog Big League Stew.