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Lavone 'Pepper' Paire Davis dies; baseball pioneer was 88
She was a star player of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the pioneering women's league that kept baseball alive during World War II. When the league folded after the war ended, she, like other women players of the day, packed her groundbreaking history away, along with her glove, bat and baseball uniforms.
By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2013