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
Geena Davis joined the production as a late replacement for Debra Winger, a few days before filming was due to start. Davis's character was supposed to be one of the greatest female baseball players in America, and the cast had been doing baseball training for months. Within weeks, Davis had mastered the game, and was regularly beating all her co-stars. See more »
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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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