During World War II, “A League of Their Own” highlights the rise of women’s baseball as men are at war. Seeking to preserve baseball’s spirit, a tycoon sends scouts to find female players, leading to the discovery of talented Dottie and her eager sister Kit. They join a team in Chicago, with other players like Mae Mordabito (Madonna). Under the management of an initially disinterested and alcoholic Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), Dottie eventually propels the team to the World Series spotlight.
Directed by Penny Marshall, the film captures the challenges faced by women in sports, intertwined with the dynamics of sibling rivalry. With standout performances by Geena Davis as Dottie and Lori Petty as Kit, the story delves into ambition, fame, and the era’s shifting gender roles.
See all photos >>