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

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Helen Haley - 1st Base (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
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Alice Gaspers - Left Field / Center Field (as Renee Coleman)
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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)  »

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Un equipo muy especial  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$107,458,785 (USA)
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Trivia

Not even Tom Hanks knew when he was going to be done "peeing." Penny Marshall was in a stall with a hose and a bucket making the noise. See more »

Goofs

During the tryout montage scene, we see a group of elderly women complaining on a broadcast on radio station WMGM. However, that station didn't go on the air for the first time until 1948, five years after the movie was set. Furthermore, WMGM was in New York City. See more »

Quotes

Ira Lowenstein: [When Harvey talks with Lowenstein about shutting down the league at the end of the year] Do you realize how dedicated these players are? They play with sprained ankles, broken fingers. Sometimes they ride a bus all night to play a double-header the next morning!
Walter Harvey: I'll make it up to them.
Ira Lowenstein: What, with Harvey Bars?
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Crazy Credits

The cast is listed as a "Roster" with the Rockford Peaches listed by their positions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pitch: The Interim (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Produced and Arranged by Don Grolnick
Performed by James Taylor
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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A Simple but effective Movie
23 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Set at the start of World War 2, Geena Davis and Lori Petty are recruited to the first professional baseball league for women. The sisters struggle to keep the league going against the odds, while their own personal rivalry begins to escalate.

I don't pretend to know much about baseball, so if this element is poor i wouldn't really notice, but i did feel that it was a good setting for the story.

Quite touching and well directed, i was surprised how compelling this movie was. All in all the strong cast and pleasant script makes this a good movie, with a little for everyone.

8/10


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