Women's Baseball Standout Kamenshek Dies Dorothy Kamenshek was a star in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and '50s. She was the inspiration for Dottie Hinson, the star of the 1992 film A League of Their Own.

Women's Baseball Standout Kamenshek Dies

Women's Baseball Standout Kamenshek Dies

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Dorothy Kamenshek was a star in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and '50s. She was the inspiration for Dottie Hinson, the star of the 1992 film A League of Their Own.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Sports Illustrated named her one of the top 100 female athletes of the century. Dorothy - Dottie Kamenshek - was 84 when she died Monday, here in California.

L: (Singing) Oh, we are the sisters of the All American League, we come from cities near and far. We got Canadians, Irish ones, and Swedes. We're all for one, we're one for all, we're all Americans.

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