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A League of Their Own (1992)

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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Dugan
... C Dottie Hinson
... P Kit Keller
... C F Mae Mordabito
... 3B Doris Murphy
... 2B Marla Hooch
... LF / P Betty Horn
... RF Evelyn Gardner
... LF Shirley Baker
... 1B Helen Haley (as Anne Elizabeth Ramsay)
... SS / P Ellen Sue Gotlander
... LF / C Alice Gaspers (as Renee Coleman)
Robin Knight ... SS 'Beans' Babbitt
... 2B Marbleann Wilkenson
Kelli Simpkins ... OF Beverly Dixon
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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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Once in a lifetime you get a chance to do something different. 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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$107,533,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,440,069
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Trivia

Marisa Tomei filmed an audition tape of her playing baseball, being coached by Joe Pesci, on the set of My Cousin Vinny (1992), but according to Penny Marshall, she just wasn't a ball player. See more »

Goofs

Lowenstein is in the room with Jimmy when Miss Cuthbert is throwing up because she has been poisoned but later at The Suds Bucket Dottie tells the girls they have to leave because Lowenstein is on the way. See more »

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Jimmy Dugan: Uh, Lord, hallowed be Thy name. May our feet be swift; may our bats be mighty; may our balls... be plentiful. Lord, I'd just like to thank You for that waitress in South Bend. You know who she is - she kept calling Your name. And God, these are good girls, and they work hard. Just help them see it all the way through. Okay, that's it.
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This film is dedicated to the members of the A.A.G.P.B.L. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Sting (1993) See more »

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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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