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Dancer, Faye Katherine (24 April 1925–22 May 2002), baseball player, was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Lloyd Dancer, an inspector for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and Olive Pope Dancer, a schoolteacher. While in grade school, Dancer took up softball. Starting out with the Redondo Belles softball team, she grew up practicing her slides on the sands of Santa Monica beach and visualizing her swings as she daydreamed about a career in the game. Dancer attended University High School in West Los Angeles and enjoyed various sports. She once broke an all-city basketball record when she shot 42 baskets in a minute; ran an obstacle course in 9.4 seconds, and fast-walked the half mile in 2 minutes and 42 seconds. From 1940 to 1942 she and her lifelong friend Lavonne "Pepper" Paire Davis played for the Dr. Peppers, a winning class-A amateur girls' softball team sponsored by the Dr. Pepper soft drink company....

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Stone, Toni (17 July 1921–02 November 1996), Negro League baseball player and Hall of Famer, was born Marcenia Lyle Stone in Bluefield, West Virginia, to Boykin Stone and Willa Maynard Stone. She was the second of four children: three girls and a boy. During the Great Migration of African-American families to the industrial Midwest, the Stones moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota, where they established successful barber and beauty shops....

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Weiss, Alta (9 Feb. 1890–12 Feb 1964), baseball player and physician, was the middle daughter of three born to physician George B. Weiss and his wife, Lucinda (Zehnder), in Berlin, Ohio. Another older sibling died a month after birth in 1887. The Weisses moved in ...