A League of Their Own revolves around a drunken ex-baseball star who manages a girls’ baseball league while male baseball players are off fighting WWII.
Director Penny Marshall re-created the wartime era when women’s baseball had a good chance of sweeping the nation. The story begins as a tycoon scours the country to find women who could play ball. Two sisters – Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) – are discovered. The girls come to Chicago to try out for the team with other prospects that include Mae Mordabito (Madonna), Doris Murphy (Rosie O’Donnell), and Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanagh). One-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), who is now a broken-down alcoholic, is hired to coach. By the end of the season, the team competes in the World Series.
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