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
Another former co-star of director Penny Marshall from "Laverne & Shirley," Eddie Mekka, (Carmine /"The Big Ragu") played the soldier that Mae (Madonna) makes out with in the bar. See more »
The ball that Dottie hits that causes her sister to jump to the ground is shown being scooped up by the center fielder twice. See more »
Hi, Dottie. You remember? "You're gonna lose!"
Stillwell, angel! My goodness! Where's your mom?
Mom died... a few years ago.
Oh, I'm sorry. She was a real nice lady, and a damn fine ball player.
Yeah. When I heard about this, I... I felt I owed it to her to be here. She always said it was the best time she ever had in her entire life.
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This film is dedicated to the members of the A.A.G.P.B.L. See more »
The All American Girls Professional Baseball League Song
Written by "Pepper' Paire Davis' (as Lavone Pepper Paire Davis)
Arranged by Richard Marx (as Richard H. Marx)
Produced by Jerry Abbott
Performed by The Rockford Peaches See more »
"A League of Their Own" tells a story that is rarely discussed in historical circles. The country is immersed in World War II and it is up to the women to keep professional baseball going. The film follows the sometimes rocky relationship between two sisters (Geena Davis and Lori Petty) who go from a small town in the midwest to the major leagues. Tom Hanks does outstanding work as the former player who now manages their team. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell are among the other girls on the team who keep Hanks on his toes. Penny Marshall's direction is very solid here and she tells the story with a dignified style and grace that works well on the silver screen. A very good comedy-drama from the early-1990s. 4 stars out of 5.
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