A League of Their Own

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A League of Their Own is a 1992 film which deals with a fictionalized account of the formation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) during World War II, as seen through the eyes of two players, sisters Dottie Hinson (née Keller) and Kit Keller. It starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell.

Jimmy Dugan

  • [trying to persuade Dottie Hinson not to quit the team] It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard...is what makes it great.
  • [to the Peaches' homely chaperone] By the way, I loved you in the Wizard of Oz.
  • [to an umpire] Did anyone ever tell you, you look like a penis with that little hat on?
  • [to Evelyn] Rogers Hornsby was my manager and he called me a talking pile of pig shit - and that was when my parents drove all the way down from Michigan to see me play the game. And did I cry?

Kit Keller

  • [resentfully explaining how her father introduces his two daughters] This is our daughter Dottie, and this is our other daughter...Dottie's sister.

Ernie Capadino

  • [dropping off Dottie and Kit at the tryouts] Hey cowgirls, see the grass? Don't eat it.
  • [to Marla Hooch, when they are reluctant to board a train] Are you coming? See, how it works is, the train moves, not the station.
  • [to a salesman] You know, if I had your job, I'd kill myself.
  • [while being surrounded by chickens] Get these wild animals away from me. Haven't you ever heard of a leash?
  • What happened? Did you promise the cows you'd write?

Dialogue

  • Jimmy Dugan: Evelyn, could you come here for a second? Which team do you play for?
  • Evelyn Gardner: Well, I'm a Peach.
  • Jimmy: Well I was just wonderin' why you would throw home when we got a two-run lead. You let the tying run get on second base and we lost the lead because of you. Start using your head. That's the lump that's three feet above your ass.

[Evelyn starts to cry.]

  • Jimmy: Are you crying? Are you crying? Are you crying? There's no crying! There's no crying in baseball!
  • Doris Murphy: Why don't you give her a break, Jimmy?
  • Jimmy: Oh, zip it, Doris! Rogers Hornsby was my manager and he called me a talking pile of pig shit - and that was when my parents drove all the way down from Michigan to see me play the game! And did I cry?
  • Evelyn: (inbetween sobs) No, no, no ...
  • Jimmy: Yeah, no! And do you know why?
  • Evelyn: No ...
  • Jimmy: Because there's no crying in baseball. There's no crying in baseball--no crying!

[Jimmy signs a baseball for a young fan.]
Little boy [reading the inscription]: Avoid the clap, Jimmy Dugan.
Jimmy Dugan: Hey, that's good advice!


[League song]

Batter up.
Hear that call?
The time has come,
For one and all,
To play ball.


We are members of the All-American League.
We come from cities near and far.
We've got Canadians, Irish ones, and Swedes.
We're all for one, we're one for all, we're all Americans.

Each girl stands,
Her head so proudly high,
Her motto "Do or die",
She's not the one to use or need an alibi

Our chaperones are not too soft,
They're not too tough,
Our managers are on the ball.
We've got a president who really knows his stuff,
We're all for one, we're one for all,
We're All-Americans!