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A League of Their Own is a 1992 comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Lori Petty. The screenplay was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel from a story by Wilson and Kelly Candaele.

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review by . May 02, 2013
With all the historical baseball films out there this is one of the best!  During WW II there was a dearth of "male" players to fill the minor league rosters.  As a result there was an interest in having something to take the place of these games.  Someone came up with the idea of selling a women's baseball league.  This film uses an all-star cast to magically show how fun that league was.  Tom Hanks is the manager of the woman's team and he learns very …
review by . March 11, 2012
The big difference between cliches that work and cliches that don't can sometimes be boiled down to simple context. Often, it's a lazy writer trick. If a screenwriter has an immediate need to connect with the audience, he'll try to place the values of a main character he's creating in line with what he believes are the values of the people seeing the movie. This isn't something we ordinarily think about, but when a writer does it for a period piece, it sticks out. In effect, we have people like …
review by . December 02, 2009
A great film for the entire family!
When you stop and think about it out of the thousands upon thousands of feature films that have been made over the decades only a relative handful have been about baseball.  I think that the best baseball film ever made was "Eight Men Out" which tells the story of the 1919 Black Sox scandal.  Also high on my list of faves are "The Natural", "Field of Dreams", "Bang The Drum Slowly" and the 1992 comedy-drama "A League of Their Own".  …
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