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This is Dorothy Kamenshek, a star player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League who helped inspire the lead character in the movie A League of Their Own. Kamenshek played first base for the Rockford (Ill.) Peaches from 1943 to 1951 and again in 1953, and finished among the league’s top 10 career batting leaders, with an average of .292. She was named one of the top 100 female athletes of the century by Sports Illustrated, winning batting titles by hitting .316 in 1946 and…

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one of the coolest moments ever. The batter hit a hr but hurt herself. the rules say that no one on her team (including the coaches) could help her get around the bases. But if she didnt go around then the hr wouldnt count. So girls from the opposing team asked if they could help her around and they did. so inspiring!

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