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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

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
... OF Beverly Dixon
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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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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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$107,533,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,440,069
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Trivia

Jon Lovitz asks the girls when they're milking cows, "Doesn't that hurt them?" "Well it would bruise the hell out of me." A hilarious coincidence saw Jon Lovitz star in The Benchwarmers (2006) later in his career, in which he shows his highly bruised nipples after suffering a 'tittie-twister' from an old bully. See more »

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When Jimmy Dugan walks in to the locker room and urinates, he urinates into a trough which would not have standing water in it, but we hear the sound of someone urinating into a toilet with water in it. See more »

Quotes

Dottie Hinson: I'm so sick of being blamed for every thing that's bothering you. I got you into this league, God damnit! I didn't even want to be here.
Kit Keller: Then why are you still here?
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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 Bull: A Redemption (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Only a Paper Moon
Written by Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, and Billy Rose
Produced and Arranged by Don Grolnick
Performed by James Taylor
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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What a wonderful film!
16 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I love this film! Seeing Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna in one film is fantastic. Having it directed by Penny Marshall makes it all the better. After I watched it, for some strange reason I felt I'd watched an extended episode of "Laverne & Shirley" but this is great for the comedy!

Tom Hanks was magnificent with all the comic touches that endear him to so many of us.

The older version of Dottie at the beginning and ending of the story is NOT Geena Davis made up to look older - neither are any of the other ladies! An excellent casting decision was made to have older actresses play these parts - Lynn Cartright was chosen to play Dottie (Geena Davis) in her late 60's and she was a dead-ringer for Geena!

Watch for Tea Leoni (as Racine Belles 1st-base player), Eddie Mekka (Carmine on "Laverne & Shirley" - he dances with Madonna!) and David L. Lander (Squiggy from "L & S" - radio announcer.)

Brings a tear to my eye no matter how many times I watch it - right up there with FIELD OF DREAMS!


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