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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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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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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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A woman's place is on home, first, second, and third. 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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$107,458,785 (USA)
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Trivia

The storyline was inspired by the career of baseball legend Dottie Collins. During World War II, Collins played for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, and pitched seventeen shutouts during her six-year career. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

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 MordabitoDoris Murphy: [Together] Yeah, you!
Dottie Hinson: Alright, Mae, center field, lead off.
Mae Mordabito: She's good!
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The cast is listed as a "Roster" with the Rockford Peaches listed by their positions. See more »

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Referenced in Superstore: Cheyenne's Wedding (2017) See more »

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Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
Written by Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling, and Milton Gabler
Produced by Tim Hauser
Performed by The Manhattan Transfer
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Penny Marshall's Absolute Home Run
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not a movie-goer. I watch everything on video or cable. I have seen League of Their Own no less than 50 times, and each time, I'm delighted and amazed at the comedic thought and timing that Penny Marshall put into this movie. This is the only movie that I can quote verbatim during the dialogue. Such gems as when Jimmy Dugan asks why the bus stopped, then "Betty Spaghetti" informs him that "Lou quit." Dugan screams, "Who's Lou?!" And on another Dugan rant, when Rosie O'Donnell's character mumbles, "Is that English?" The expression on the scout's face when he sees how, er, plain-looking Marla looks. His explanation that he has to go home after dropping his recruits off for tryouts, because he needs to shower, shave, and "give the wife some pickle tickle." Beyond the funny, fine performances, though, this film has a sweet sadness that makes it real. In the end, these former professional athletes who made it to their golden years come back to be honored in the Baseball Hall of Fame and play in a virtual homecoming game. They all look pretty much like the grandma who you love or who lives down the street from you, but you know that they're women who were brought together because they all had the guts, determination and talent to change the face of American sports.


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