A star female baseball player who inspired the 1992 movie A League of Their Own has died.
Dorothy 'Dottie' Kamenshek passed away of natural causes at her home in Palm Desert, California, on 17 May (10). She was 84.
Infielder Kamenshek was a member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, playing for Illinois' Rockford Peaches from 1943 to 1952.
She served as the basis for the character Dottie Hinson, played by actress Geena Davis, in the 1992 comedy about professional women's baseball in the 1940s.