A League of Their Own is the sincere and funny chronicle of the All American Girls Baseball League, who played an important role in giving women aspirations outside of the kitchen, directed by Penny Marshall. While the boys go off and fight World War II, the question comes up who will take over the All American pastime in their place? The answer: the wives. The film centers around Dottie who's got a monster of a pitching arm, much to the chagrin of her less favorite sister Kit. When a recruiter comes calling on their lowly dairy farm to recruit for the newly formed woman's league run by renowned candy maker Walter Harvey, Dottie bargains to have her sister join as well if they want here. From there, an all star cast is assembled featuring Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell as respective players. Struggling to send the team in to the stratosphere is hapless reprobate coach Jimmy Dugan.
Doris Murphy - 3rd Base
Production budget - $40,000,000
Domestic gross - $107,533,928 (10th)
Worldwide gross - $132,440,069 (19th)
Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $211,440,205
Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $260,412,280
1. There's no crying in baseball!
2. A woman's place is on home, first, second, and third.
3. To achieve the incredible you have to attempt the impossible.
4. Once in a lifetime you get a chance to do something different.
5. This summer, Tom Hanks and the Rockford Peaches prove that a woman's place is at home...first, second & third.
Bosse Field, Evansville, Indiana
Cooperstown, New York
Dedeaux Field, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, Illinois
Hornville Tavern, Evansville, Indiana
Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois
Jay Littleton Ball Park, Ontario, California
League Stadium, Huntingburg, Indiana
Los Angeles, California
New Harmony, Indiana
Wrigley Field, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois
ASCAP Award Nominations:
1. Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures - Madonna
Golden Globes Nominations:
1. Best Original Song - "This Used To Be My Playground"
2. Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - Geena Davis (won by Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April)
Grammy Awards Nominations:
1. Best on screen song - "Now and Forever" (Carole King)