* Dottie Green, the savvy, strong-armed catcher for th original Rockford (Ill.) Peaches, who dominated the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from its inception in 1943 to its demise in 1954, died on Monday of cancer at her home in Natick, Mass. She was 71. Although Miss Green had the same first name, and played the same position on the same team as the character portrayed by Geena Davis in "A League of Their Own," the 1992 movie based on the famous women's league, that was merely a coincidence. Dorothy M. Green, who was born in Natick, grew up as an all-round athlete and was captain of the girls' softball, basketball and field hockey teams in her senior year at Natick High School. After graduation, she played semipro softball for the Olympettes, a women's team that played in Boston Garden.
* William Moore, a critic and scholar who specialized in black dance, died on Saturday of a heart attack at his home in New York City. He was 59. Mr. Moore, who was born in Manhattan, was influential in the careers of black modern dancers and dance companies, giving advice and helping them find performing space and money. He became involved in dance as a performer and critic in the 1960s, later managing the dance companies of Eleo Pomare and Joan Miller.