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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:23 PM

Paire-Davis dies

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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.

In 1944, Paire-Davis joined the league, created out of fear that World War II would interrupt Major League Baseball, and played for 10 seasons.

She was a catcher and shortstop, and helped her teams win five championships. She chronicled her baseball adventures in the 2009 book Dirt in the Skirt.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2013/02/03/lavonne-pepper-paire-davis-obit-geena-davis-a-league-of-their-own/1889295/

Lavonne was also the inspiration behind A League of Their Own.

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Earth_First Feb 2013 OP
DURHAM D Feb 2013 #1
OriginalGeek Feb 2013 #3
Earth_First Feb 2013 #5
DURHAM D Feb 2013 #6
dsc Feb 2013 #2
Earth_First Feb 2013 #4

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:31 PM

1. LOL

The movie was about female ball players and it starred Geena Davis, along with Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell, and you decided to call it a "Tom Hank's film".

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:43 PM

3. You big silly

Girls don't do stuff

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:52 PM

5. Pardon me...I was mistaken.

I was under the impression that Tom Hanks produced and or directed the film.

I simple error on my part...

You definately got your GOTCHA on the woman-hater moment though, didn't you.

Jesus.Fucking.Christ.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:56 PM

6. I thought it was inadvertent sexism, and sort of funny.

Why are you so defensive?

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:34 PM

2. It wasn't Tom Hank's film it was Penny Marshall's

he didn't direct it she did.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:50 PM

4. My appologies...

Duely noted.

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