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Lavonne 'Pepper' Paire Lavonne 'Pepper' Paire

Catcher, Right-handed; All-American Girls Professional League - 1943-1954

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A model of endurance, Pepper Paire was a star catcher for ten seasons from 1944-1953. She helped three different professional girls baseball teams win pennants in her tenure behind home plate - Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids and Racine. An excellent pitch caller and outstanding fielder, Paire led the AAGPBL in 1950 with a stunning .979 fielding percentage.

Pepper Paire - Legend has it: 'that she once broke a finger, made a splint out of popsicle sticks so the injury wasn't visible, and still managed to throw out would-be base stealers.' She was also a consultant for the well-known movie: A League of Their Own -

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