Dottie Hinson's Real Life Counterpart Dies

By Deena Bustillo on
Dottie Hinson was a character in the 1992 Geena Davis flick A League of Their Own, and the real life inspiration for the part, a woman named Dorothy Kamenshek, died yesterday at 84, according to MLB.com. She passed away in Palm Desert, Calif. of natural causes. Kamenshek, who went by the name Dottie or Kammie, was an infielder for the Rockford Peaches from 1943-1951. The star was named one of the top 100 female athletes of the century by Sports Illustrated and was selected to 7 All-Star...Read Full Story

Dorothy Kamenshek Dead at 84

By Deena Bustillo on
Dorothy Kamenshek is a woman who was a star in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and was the inspiration for the character Dottie Hinson in the 1992 Geena Davis movie A League of Their Own. Kamenshek died at 84 of natural causes yesterday, reports MLB.com. Kamenshek was an infielder for the Rockford Peaches from 1943-1951, and went by the name Dottie or Kammie. She was named one of the top 100 female athletes of the century by Sports Illustrated and was selected to 7...Read Full Story