PAM cooking spray is an acronym. No, not potential aerosol menace. PAM stands for Product of Arthur Meyerhoff who was the co-inventor of the spray. Meyerhoff was a successful advertising agency executive and inventor. Perhaps the most noteworthy part of his career, however, was owning the All-American Girls Professional Baseball Teams (remember A League of Their Own?)
Arthur Meyerhoff passed away at the age of 91 in 1986.