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05/21/2010

Dorothy 'Dottie' Kamenshek dies at 84; inspired character in 'A League of Their Own'

May 21, 2010 |  4:01 pm

Dottie

Dorothy "Dottie" Kamenshek, one of the finest players who took the field for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, died Monday in Palm Desert at 84.

She was a star first baseman for the Rockford Peaches and one of the inspirations for the character played by Geena Davis in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own." (See trailer below, and tell us your favorite scene from the movie.)

A full obituary will follow at www.latimes.com/obits.

-- Claire Noland

Photo: Dorothy Kamenshek. Credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame Library

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