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A League of Their Own (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  1 July 1992 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Haley - 1st Base (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
Freddie Simpson ...
Alice Gaspers - Left Field / Center Field (as Renee Coleman)
Robin Knight ...
'Beans' Babbitt - Shortstop
Marbleann Wilkenson - 2nd Base
Kelli Simpkins ...
Beverly Dixon - Outfield


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

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un equipo muy especial  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)


$107,458,785 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Jennifer Jason Leigh turned down the role of Dottie Hinson. See more »


There is an approximate 4.3 second gap where the camera cuts away from Jimmy holding an unfolded towel to Alice, before returning to Jimmy where the towel in his hand is now folded. It's not completely implausible that he could have folded the towel in those 4.3 seconds. See more »


Jimmy Dugan: Evelyn, could you come here, you got a second? Which team do you play for?
Evelyn Gardner: Well, I'm a Peach.
Jimmy Dugan: Well I was just wonderin' why you would throw home when we got a two-run lead. You let the tying run get on second base and we lost the lead because of you. Start using your head. That's the lump that's three feet above your ass.
[Evelyn starts to cry]
Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying? Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There's no crying! THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!
Doris Murphy: Why don't you give her a break, Jimmy...
Jimmy Dugan: Oh, you zip it...
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As the real-life players' scenes play out, the final lines are given to an umpire whose call of "strike" is questioned. He retorts, "This is *my* opinion! Yesterday that might have been a ball, tomorrow that might be a ball, but today it's a strike." See more »


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A fitting,funny tribute
24 March 2002 | by (United States) – 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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