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A League of Their Own (1992)

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

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Helen Haley - 1st Base (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
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'Beans' Babbitt - Shortstop
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Marbleann Wilkenson - 2nd Base
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Beverly Dixon - Outfield
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Storyline

During World War II when all the men are fighting the war, most of the jobs that were left vacant because of their absence were filled in by women. The owners of the baseball teams, not wanting baseball to be dormant indefinitely, decide to form teams with women. So scouts are sent all over the country to find women players. One of the scouts, passes through Oregon and finds a woman named Dottie Hinson, who is incredible. He approaches her and asks her to try out but she's not interested. However, her sister, Kit who wants to get out of Oregon, offers to go. But he agrees only if she can get her sister to go. When they try out, they're chosen and are on the same team. Jimmy Dugan, a former player, who's now a drunk, is the team manager. But he doesn't feel as if it's a real job so he drinks and is not exactly doing his job. So Dottie steps up. After a few months when it appears the girls are not garnering any attention, the league is facing closure till Dottie does something that ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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There's no crying in baseball! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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1 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un equipo muy especial  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$107,533,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,440,069
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film portrays the league as initially unpopular and unprofitable, until demeaning gimmicks are used to attract male audiences. In reality, the league was popular and profitable from the start, largely because it played in towns in the upper Midwest that had no way of watching a live baseball game. Eventually, the league grew into a ten-team two-division league. The advent of televised baseball games in the early fifties, however, would lead to the demise in the popularity of the league. See more »

Goofs

When Mae is teaching Shirley how to read, a multitude of other things are also going on around the bus. One of which is Doris telling Kit and Betty about her boyfriend. At this point, Kit is sitting in front of them with her hand on the back of her seat. You can tell by the way she's holding her hand that the nail polish on it is wet. Mae didn't put nail polish on Kit's nails until the scene where Dottie and Jimmy talk about her husband. And if you look in the background of that scene (where Kit is wearing the exact same outfit), you can see Kit get up and go sit behind Doris and Betty, and you can see Mae teaching Shirley how to read. See more »

Quotes

Helen Haley: Has anybody seen my new red hat?
Dottie Hinson: Oh piss on your hat.
Helen Haley: That was uncalled for.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the members of the A.A.G.P.B.L. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dear Santa (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Over There
Written by George M. Cohan
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A fitting,funny tribute
24 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Little did I know as a child that a professional women's baseball league even existed.That just goes to prove what little recognition these ladies have gotten over the years.This film finally pushes them over the top in terms of getting that recognition.Excellent perception and direction by Penny Marshall here in recreating this long ago time;a time of war when the nation needed the simple pleasures of life more than ever,to help them escape,at least temporarily,the horrors of the goings on overseas.With most of the male professional ball players overseas,our beloved women were called upon to fill the void,and boy did they ever fill it!It makes me wish, in some ways,that I could have been there to see it all.A fine comic performance here by Tom Hanks,as Jimmy Dugan, the somewhat reluctant and ignorant(at least,at first) manager of the Rockford Peaches. Outstanding performances as well from Madonna,Rosie O'Donnell,Geena Davis,and Lori Petty.A finer tribute could not have been made.Well done.


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