In celebration of the baseball season starting, this week we recast A League of Their Own. This 1992 ode to women’s baseball was so much fun to recast. I’m not sure if this counts as a “TRC After Dark” episode or not, but the Jameson and laughs were flowing freely and we go all over the place in this one. Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, and Madonna all headline this “based on a true story” feature about the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
This episode is packed with some classic TRC moments. More specifically, Mike being wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. For example, Mike said that Old Dottie and Old Kit are played by the actual ladies on the Rockford Peaches, but really they are Kathleen Butler and Lynn Cartwright, straight out of central casting to look like older Geena Davis and Lori Petty. However all of the other ladies in the Hall of Fame Scene at the end were real life members of the league. There is also a conflicting story about Geena Davis actually pulling off that split-catch. I usually just cherry pick the best facts about a movie from the IMDB page and just link it below, but I want to put it up here, because there are just too many great tidbits about this movie that you’d absolutely want to see.
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P.S.: I solemnly swear that when I suggested that this movie be turned into a TV series, I was completely unaware that it was actually already happening.