03/06/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

Claire Donahoe, 77, among the original members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (which inspired the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own," on which Donahoe consulted), Jan. 17, in Bethesda MD. She was a center-fielder for the Racine WI Belles, playing from 1943 to 1946.

From Our Partners