A League of Their Own

July 1st, 1992


A League of Their Own

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Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 7.0/10 (40,309 voted)

Director: Penny Marshall

Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty

In a small town in Oregon, farm girls Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) are sisters who compete with each other, even over the little things. Older, prettier, more settled and married Dottie is the catcher for the local softball team sponsored by Lukash Dairy. Kit is her younger sister, and pitcher on the same team, who feels that she can't measure up to Dottie in her own eyes, or in the eyes of others. With so many young men overseas fighting the Axis, there is a danger that professional baseball will be shut down for the duration of the war. A well-known candy manufacturer, Walter Harvey (Gary Marshall), contrives the idea to create a professional baseball league for women; both the keep the sport alive and to make a buck or two. Dottie is recruited by a scout (John Lovitz) for this new league but refuses to go unless her sister is allowed on the team. On the way to Chicago they also intervene to get an outstanding batter...

Writers: Kim Wilson, Kelly Candaele

Tom Hanks - Jimmy Dugan
Geena Davis - Dottie Hinson
Madonna - Mae Mordabito
Lori Petty - Kit Keller
Jon Lovitz - Ernie Capadino
David Strathairn - Ira Lowenstein
Garry Marshall - Walter Harvey
Bill Pullman - Bob Hinson
Megan Cavanagh - Marla Hooch - 2nd Base
Rosie O'Donnell - Doris Murphy - 3rd Base
Tracy Reiner - Betty 'Betty Spaghetti' Horn - Left Field
Bitty Schram - Evelyn Gardner - Right Field
Don S. Davis - Charlie Collins, Racine Coach (as Don Davis)
Renée Coleman - Alice Gaspers - Left Field / Center Field (as Renee Coleman)
Ann Cusack - Shirley Baker - Left Field

Taglines: To achieve the incredible you have to attempt the impossible.

Release Date: 1 July 1992

Filming Locations: Bosse Field - 1701 N. Main Street, Evansville, Indiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $107,458,785 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Megan Cavanagh and Tracy Reiner reprised their roles as Marla Hooch and "Betty Spaghetti" Horn in the short-lived A League of Their Own TV series.

Miscellaneous: After they bring out the Peaches for their first game, and announce all of them, they run out on the field. In the background, you can see Rosie O'Donnell trip over a wire and fall down.

Dottie Hinson: Hey, hey, hey, you guys, come on! How hard can it be to make a lineup? Come on!
Doris Murphy: Oh yeah? Well, why don't you do it, Oregon?
Dottie Hinson: Me?
Mae Mordabito/ Doris Murphy: [Together] Yeah, you!
Dottie Hinson: Alright, Mae, center field, lead off.
Mae Mordabito: She's good!

User Review

"There's no crying in baseball!"

Rating: 10/10

A League of their Own, another classic movie that I grew up with. I have to admit it, I'm a girl, I totally fell in love with this movie. But I'm one of the rare girls that loves baseball with a passion, I was raised in a very baseball oriented family, we live in Chicago, we kinda have to enjoy sports, lol. But growing up you wonder why baseball, football, basketball are more for the boys vs. the girls, girls can play but are not famous for it and if they are an athlete are accused of being manly. It's a tough world, but when I was 7 years old A League of their Own was released in theaters, my family saw this movie together and my life changed. Sounds silly, but this was the movie that reminded me to stay strong, at the time when women were expected to stay in the kitchen, as hard as they had to work for it, there was a women's baseball league during WWII. A League of their Own explores this hard but extremely fun time for the girls of the All American Baseball League.

When World War II threatens to shut down Major League Baseball, candy manufacturing magnate Walter Harvey decides to create a women's league to make money. Ira Lowenstein is put in charge of public relations and scout Ernie Capadino is sent out to recruit players. Capadino likes what he sees in catcher Dottie Hinson. She's a terrific hitter and he offers her a tryout, but the married woman is content where she is, working in a dairy and on the family farm in Oregon while her husband is away at war. He's less impressed with her younger sister, pitcher Kit Keller, who loves the game passionately but appears to be less talented. He finally lets her come along when she persuades Dottie to give it a try for her sake. When the trio arrive at the tryouts in Chicago, they meet Doris and Mae. They make it onto the team, The Peaches who are managed by drunkard former baseball great Jimmy Dugan. Jimmy initially treats the whole thing as a joke, leaving the managerial duties to Dottie. However, he takes over when he sees how hard and well his team plays. The league attracts little interest at first. With a Life magazine photographer in attendance, he asks them to do something spectacular. When a ball is popped up behind home plate, she catches it while doing splits; the resulting photograph makes the cover of the magazine. More and more people show up and the league becomes a huge success.

The acting is absolutely superb, we have actors on top of their game, Tom Hanks who delivers the memorable "There's no crying in baseball!" speech. Geena Davis who was a great heroine as the star of the league who just wants her husband home from the war but is hanging onto the league for her little sister's sake. Even Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell are great together and have awesome chemistry as best friends Mae and Doris. This is one of those chick flicks that everyone has to see because it worked on every level. Penny Marshall truly brought out the pain these girls had to go through to be taken seriously. The ending always gets me in tears I have to admit, just knowing that these girls hung in there and stayed strong when everyone told them that girls couldn't play ball, let's hope that one day they'll have the opportunity again.



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