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Lavonne Davis née Paire
- Bats Right Throws Right
- Height 5' 4", Weight 135 lbs.
- Born May 29, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Died February 2, 2013 in Van Nuys, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Paire began her career in 1944 with the Minneapolis Millerettes. She also played with the Fort Wayne Daisies and Racine Belles before landing in Grand Rapids for the 1948 season. In Grand Rapids, she was an all star catcher. She had her best season in 1950, when she hit .249 with 16 doubles and 70 RBIs. The next summer, she led the circuit with 84 runs batted in.
During the 1952 season, Paire returned to Fort Wayne, and she retired to California after the 1953 season. She raised three children. In 1991, she was a technical advisor for the film A League of Their Own. The character played by Geena Davis is based on Paire.