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Encyclopedia > A League of Their Own
A League of Their Own
Directed by Penny Marshall
Produced by Elliot Abbott
Robert Greenhut
Written by Lowell Ganz
Babaloo Mandel
Starring Geena Davis
Tom Hanks
Madonna
Lori Petty
Rosie O'Donnell
Music by Hans Zimmer
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Release date(s) July 1, 1992
Running time 128 min
Language English
Budget $40,000,000
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A League of Their Own is a 1992 film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). It starred Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna and Lori Petty. It was adapted by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel from a story by Kim Wilson and Kelly Candaele, and was directed by Penny Marshall. Image File history File links Question_book-new. ... Image File history File links League_of_their_own_ver2. ... Penny Marshall at the 1988 Emmy Awards Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1942) is an American actress, producer and director. ... Robert Greenhut (March 18, 1942) was an American producer. ... Lowell Ganz (born August 31, 1948 in New York, New York) is an American screenwriter, television writer, and television producer. ... Marc Babaloo Mandel (born: October 13, 1949 in New York City) is an American writer. ... Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American movie actress. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning film score composer from Germany. ... The Columbia Pictures logo, since 1996. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a womens professional baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954. ... Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American movie actress. ... Lowell Ganz (born August 31, 1948 in New York, New York) is an American screenwriter, television writer, and television producer. ... Marc Babaloo Mandel (born: October 13, 1949 in New York City) is an American writer. ... Penny Marshall at the 1988 Emmy Awards Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1942) is an American actress, producer and director. ...


A 1993 television series[1] based on the film aired on CBS in April 1993, with Garry Marshall, Megan Cavanagh, and Jon Lovitz reprising their roles. It was quickly canceled. This article is about the broadcast network. ... Garry Kent Marshall (born November 13, 1934) is an American actor/director/writer/producer. ... Megan Cavanagh (born November 22, 1962 in Denver, Colorado) is an actress who portrayed the role of Marla Hooch in A League of their Own and was the voice of Judy Neutron in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius External link Megan Cavanagh at the Internet Movie Database Categories: ‪American actor stubs... Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. ...

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Plot

When World War II threatens to shut down Major League Baseball, candy manufacturing magnate Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall) decides to create a women's league to make money. Ira Lowenstein (David Strathairn) is put in charge and scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) is sent out to recruit players. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Garry Kent Marshall (born November 13, 1934) is an American actor/director/writer/producer. ... David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American film, television, and stage actor. ... Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. ...


Capadino likes what he sees in catcher Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis). She's a terrific hitter and, almost as important, a "doll". He offers her a tryout, but the married woman is content where she is, working in a dairy and on the family farm in Oregon. He's less impressed with her younger sister, pitcher Kit Keller (Lori Petty), who loves the game passionately but appears to be less talented. He finally lets her come along when she persuades Dottie to give it a try. Along the way, he also checks out Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanagh), a great switch-hitting slugger from Fort Collins, Colorado. However, Capadino has been told to find women who are as pretty as they play. The blunt-speaking scout finds her too unattractive and rejects her. Dottie and Kit refuse to leave without her and Ernie reluctantly gives in. Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American movie actress. ... Megan Cavanagh (born November 22, 1962 in Denver, Colorado) is an actress who portrayed the role of Marla Hooch in A League of their Own and was the voice of Judy Neutron in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius External link Megan Cavanagh at the Internet Movie Database Categories: ‪American actor stubs... This article is about the term in baseball. ... The City of Fort Collins, a Home Rule Municipality situated on the Cache la Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, is the county seat and most populous city of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. ...


When the trio arrive at the tryouts in Chicago, they meet Doris Murphy (Rosie O'Donnell) and Mae Mordabito (Madonna). They are all assigned with 10 others to form the Rockford Peaches; 45 other prospects are assigned to either the Racine Belles, Kenosha Comets, or South Bend Blue Sox. The Peaches are managed by drunken former baseball great Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks). Jimmy initially treats the whole thing as a joke, leaving the managerial duties to Dottie. However, he takes over when the Peaches establish themselves as the class of the league. Meanwhile, the players have to attend mandatory etiquette classes to maintain a "lady like" image, which they consider a ridiculous and condescending waste of time. Their uniform is a short (by 1940s standards) dress. After they initially think it will make it difficult to slide into bases, they conjure up the phrase "dirt in the skirt!" Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... The Rockford Peaches were a founding team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and were based in Illinois, playing their home games at Beyer Stadium. ... The Racine Belles were a team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943-1950 playing out of Racine, Wisconsin. ... The Kenosha Comets were a womens baseball team in All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1943-1962. ... The South Bend Blue Sox were a founding team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League . ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... -1...


The league attracts little interest at first. In one memorable scene, Lowenstein tells the Peaches that things aren't going so well and that the owners are having second thoughts about keeping the league going beyond the 1943 season. With a Life magazine photographer in attendance, he asks them to do something spectacular. Dottie obliges: When a ball is popped up behind home plate, she catches it while doing splits; the resulting photograph makes the cover of the magazine. Jimmy is (predictably) disgusted, while the opposing manager and catcher are stunned. More and more people gradually show up and the league becomes a success. Philippe Halsmans famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe Life generally refers to two American magazines: A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936; A publication created by Time founder Henry Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. ... Valerie Harper does a split on The Muppets A split is a gymnastic and dance move in which one makes their legs parallel to one another, but perpendicular to their body. ...


The sibling rivalry between Dottie and Kit becomes more intense as the season progresses: Kit has a massive inferiority complex because Dottie is a better player, a better hitter and much more beautiful. After Kit gets upset when Dottie has Jimmy pull her for a relief pitcher, Dottie offers to have herself traded to Racine to prevent the conflict between her and her sister from interfering with the game. Lowenstein, who had been publicizing the photogenic Dottie as the "Queen of Diamonds", has Kit traded to Racine instead. Kit blames her sister for getting her traded. This article is about the human condition. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The two meet again in the championship game of the AAGPBL World Series. In the top of the ninth inning, Kit pitches to Dottie and Dottie hits a line drive over her head, scoring two runs for Rockford. Kit comes up to bat with her team trailing in the bottom of the inning. Although Dottie gives the pitcher advice on Kit's weaknesses as a hitter, Kit hits the ball into the outfield and rounds the bases, ignoring a stop signal from the third base coach. Dottie catches the ball and blocks home plate but Kit runs into her hard. Dottie drops the ball and Kit scores the winning run. Dottie quits baseball to be with her husband Bob (Bill Pullman), who has returned from the war, but she and Kit reconcile before she leaves. William Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film and television actor. ...


Many years later, the two sisters, who haven't seen each other in quite a while, and many of their Peaches teammates (except for Dugan who had died some years earlier) are reunited at the opening of a women's section in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Many of the older women shown in the final scenes had been actual players of the AAGPBL. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


Cast

Rockford Peaches

  • Tom Hanks - Jimmy Dugan (manager). The character was loosely based on real-life Baseball Hall of Fame player Jimmie Foxx.
  • Geena Davis - Dottie Hinson (catcher). Debra Winger was originally set to play the lead, but dropped out after Madonna signed on.
  • Lori Petty - Kit Keller (pitcher)
  • Anne Ramsay - Helen Haley (first base)
  • Megan Cavanagh - Marla Hooch (second base)
  • Rosie O'Donnell - Doris Murphy (third base)
  • Freddie Simpson - Ellen Sue Gotlander (shortstop/pitcher)
  • Tracy Reiner, daughter of director Penny Marshall and stepdaughter of Rob Reiner - Betty "Spaghetti" Horn (left field)
  • Madonna - Mae Mordabito (center field). Moira Kelly was chosen to play the part, but suffered an injury during the filming of The Cutting Edge.
  • Bitty Schram - Evelyn Gardner (right field)
  • Renée Coleman - Alice "Skeeter" Gaspers (left field/center field/catcher) (as Renee Coleman)
  • Ann Cusack - Shirley Baker (left field)

Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an Academy Award- nominated American actress. ... Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American movie actress. ... Anne Ramsay is an actress most known for her roles as Lisa Stemple on Mad About You and Robin on The L Word. ... Megan Cavanagh (born November 22, 1962 in Denver, Colorado) is an actress who portrayed the role of Marla Hooch in A League of their Own and was the voice of Judy Neutron in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius External link Megan Cavanagh at the Internet Movie Database Categories: ‪American actor stubs... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1945) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, childrens advocate and political activist. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Moira Kelly (March 6, 1968 in Queens, New York) is an American actress. ... The Cutting Edge is a 1992 romantic comedy film directed by Paul Michael Glaser. ... Elizabeth Natalie Bitty Schram is a Golden Globe nominated American actress. ... Renee Coleman (or Reneé Coleman) is an actress who has appeared in several TV shows and movies. ... Ann Cusack (born on May 22, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American actress. ...

Others

Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. ... David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an Academy Award-nominated American film, television, and stage actor. ... Julie Croteau is recognized as the first woman to play men’s NCAA baseball (St. ... Garry Kent Marshall (born November 13, 1934) is an American actor/director/writer/producer. ... William Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film and television actor. ... Jones aerobics video from 1987 Janet-Marie Jones (born January 10, 1961) is an American actress, dancer, and aerobics instructor. ... Téa Leoni (born February 25, 1966) is an American actress. ... Don Sinclair Davis, born August 4, 1942 in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, is an American actor. ... Eddie Jones is an American actor. ... Mark Holton (born 1958) is an American film and character actor, often appearing in supporting or cameo roles in numerous films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. ... Pauline Brailsford (born December 7, 1928) is an English actor. ... David Lander on the cover of his autobiography David Landau (born June 22, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York), better known as David Lander, is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. ...

Production

All of the actresses did their own baseball playing; they did not have stunt doubles (except for Anne Ramsay).[citation needed] There was one exception: Davis could do splits, but not while sliding at the same time to catch the ball. A number of the players' injuries seen on-screen were real.[citation needed] A stunt double is a type of body double, specifically a skilled replacement used for dangerous film or video sequences, in movies and television (such as jumping out of a building, jumping from vehicle to vehicle, or other similar actions), and for other sophisticated stunts (especially fight scenes). ... Valerie Harper does a split on The Muppets A split is a gymnastic and dance move in which one makes their legs parallel to one another, but perpendicular to their body. ...


League Stadium, located in Huntingburg, Indiana, served as the homefield for the Rockford Peaches. Most game scenes were shot at League Stadium. Many other game scenes were filmed at Bosse Field in Evansville, Indiana. It is the nation's third oldest ball park (and the oldest minor league ball park), and was depicted as the home of the Racine Belles. The scenes that take place in fictional Harvey Field were shot at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. As with his film counterpart, Chicago Cubs owner P. K. Wrigley was the original sponsor of the league. Huntingburg is a city located in Dubois County, Indiana. ... The Rockford Peaches were a founding team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and were based in Illinois, playing their home games at Beyer Stadium. ... Bosse Field, built in 1915, is the third oldest baseball stadium in the United States. ... For other places named Evansville, see Evansville (disambiguation). ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Philip Knight Wrigley (December 5, 1894 - April 12, 1977), sometimes also called P.K. or Phil. ...


The Soaper-Esser house (built 1884-87) in which the women lived is located at 612 North Main Street in Henderson, Kentucky, and is on the historic register. The roadhouse scenes were filmed at the Hornville Tavern (2607 Baseline Rd.) in Evansville, Indiana.


All scenes on the train and at the train stations were filmed at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois. The Nebraska Zephyr, now part of the museum's collection, was prominently featured.


Madonna ("This Used to Be My Playground") and Carole King ("Now and Forever") contributed songs to the soundtrack. Something to Remember track listing Crazy for You (5) This Used To Be My Playground (6) Live to Tell (7) This Used To Be My Playground is a song composed by Madonna and Shep Pettibone and performed by Madonna. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...


Reception

The movie was released on July 1, 1992, and was #1 by its second weekend (July 10-12). It was a commercial success, making $107 million in the United States on a $40 million budget (and an additional $25 million worldwide), and was well-received by critics. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

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The Jimmy Dugan exclamation, "Are you crying!?! There's no crying in baseball!" when his tirade against Evelyn Gardner for making a costly playing error makes her break out in tears, was rated 54th on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest film quotes of all time. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Part of the AFI 100 Years. ...


References

  1. ^ "A League of Their Own" (1993)

External links

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