The legend of ‘Pepper’ Paire-Davis

It's enough to make a baseball fan weep.

The great Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis has died. 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!