ReddIt When it comes to the unsung heroes of World War II, women fulfilled many jobs men left behind to go overseas to fight including on the baseball diamond.
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Synopsis Elderly Dottie Hinson Anne Cartwright is a former player on the nation's first women's baseball league in the s. As catcher for the Rockford Peaches, she helped break gender barriers and earn nationwide respect for herself and the teams.
Recently widowed, she nervously prepares to attend a reunion with her former teammates, including her younger sister Kit, also a league player, who Dottie rarely sees.
She arrives in New York, and ss she stands at the gate of Doubleday Field the memories flood back. Walter Harvey Garry Marshalla candy bar mogul and MLB team owner, holds an owners' meeting to determine what they should do if the American and National Leagues deem it necessary to shut down.
He enlists one of his marketing gurus, Ira Lowenstein David Strathairnto come up with a solution.
Some time later, one of Harvey's talent scouts, the sarcastic and often rude Ernie Capadino John Lovitzcomes to Willamette, Oregon, to a farm-based co-ed fastpitch softball league.
This particular game has the home team, Lukash Dairy, down by one, with two men on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.
A young lady, Kit Keller Lori Pettyis on deck. Before she goes to the plate, her sister, the aforementioned Dottie Hinson Geena Davispoints out a gap in the infield that she can hit through, to tie or possibly win the game. She also warns Kit to lay off high fastballs, a pitch Kit claims to like but Dottie knows she can't hit yet.
Sure enough, Kit swings at two fastballs, then takes a changeup right down the middle to strike out, drawing sneers from the crowd.
When Dottie steps up to bat, she takes a ball inside, then swings at and hits a ball right in her wheelhouse, sending it to the outfield wall.
As she stops at first, the two players on base score, and they win the game. Ernie takes note of her patience at the plate, and decides Dottie would be perfect for the league due to both her talent and her "dolly" good looks.
Dottie is also married, with her husband Bob fighting overseas in the Pacific. Kit clearly has a rivalry with Dottie, believing that their parents and the rest of the town see her as inferior to her older sister. Dottie denies it, but she also has a competitive streak that urges her to outdo Kit.
As they are milking the cows at their parents' farm, Ernie Capadino finds them and offers Dottie a tryout for the upcoming league. Dottie initially declines, but Kit desperately wants a chance to prove her talent.
Ernie rebuffs Kit as he had seen her poor batting at the game, but Dottie explains that Kit is a great pitcher and it wasn't her turn to pitch that game.
Ernie pats her on the arm, explaining that he doesn't need her but changes his mind when he sees that Kit has strong muscle tone in the upper part of her pitching arm. Ernie strikes a deal, offering Kit a tryout if Dottie attends too.
Dottie eventually gives in. The next morning the sisters get a late start and must sprint after the moving train and jump aboard, meeting up with Ernie. The tryout is in a gymnasium, where she hits several hard fastballs, breaking several windows, and also shows patience at the plate.
She's even a switch hitter.DESCRIPTION As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan.
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We won our softball game today! It was really an exciting win. There were two outs in the bottom of the 9th. I was up to bat.
Everyone was cheering for me as stepped up to the plate.
The first pitch was high and I laid off it. The second pitch came, I laced a home run over center field. As. A League of Their Own is a American sports comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, and Lori Petty.
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