Dorothy Kamenshek inspired the character Dottie Hinson. (Turner.com)
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 teams before the end of her career in 1953.
"She was the greatest ballplayer in our league," Pepper Paire Davis, a woman who played with Dorothy in the league, said. "She was one of the few ballplayers in our league who hit .300, which is like hitting .400 in the Majors."See a clip from A League of Their Own: