DIRT IN THE SKIRT, LADIES!
Because there's no crying in baseball.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is a fictionalized (and amazing!) version of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during WWII. In the film, candy manufacturer Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall) realizes that, while the men are overseas fighting, baseball needs to remain America’s favorite pastime. So he starts the Rockford Peaches team, signing up sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty), “All the Way” Mae Mordabito (Madonna) and her best friend Doris Murphy (Rosie O’Donnell), along with other talented ladies. Tom Hanks plays cranky, washed-up baseball star Jimmy Dugan who coaches the team and helps bring the Peaches to national prominence.