A League of Their Own Documentary

Director Penny Marshall saw this AAGPBL documentary and was inspired to make a movie version of the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The documentary was directed by Mary Wilson and produced by Kim Wilson and Kelly Candaele. Kelly's mother, Helen, and his Aunt Margaret both played in the Girls Professional Baseball League and are featured in the documentary. Kelly and Kim are also credited with creating the story for the A League of Their Own movie starring Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna. Related Article: A League of Their Own: History vs. Hollywood

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 A League of Their Own Trailer

Starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, and Madonna, A League of Their Own was inspired by the real-life Rockford Peaches team and the women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The movie tells the story of a group of women who found their calling on the baseball field while their husbands were off fighting in World War II. The AAGPBL helped to fill the void left by the Major League Baseball players who were serving their country.

 Pittsburgh Passion Women's Football Slideshow

View a slideshow of the Pittsburgh Passion Women's Football Team. See photos of the girls on the field during games. The team has existed since 2002.

 There's No Crying in Baseball Scene - A League of Their Own Quote

This humorous scene from A League of Their Own features one of the most popular movie quotes in film history. Coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) lectures the Rockford Peaches' right fielder Evelyn Gardner (Bitty Schram). When Dugan sees that Gardner has begun to cry, he delivers the quote, "There's no crying in baseball!"

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