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A League of Their Own

November 19th, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

Today’s Hulu for the Holidays movie, A League of Their Own, is a special one for me. It’s not just because it tells the story of the All-American Girls Baseball League, a cadre of female pros who stepped up to home plate while the male pros were at war. It’s because part of the movie was filmed in my hometown, Cooperstown, NY.

A sleepy little village most of the year, Cooperstown transforms the last weekend of July, when living legends — the big leaguers who are part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame — come to town to honor the year’s newest inductees. They’re joined by thousands of baseball fans who hope to score an autograph or a snapshot of their favorite players. Baseball is a hallowed sport in Cooperstown, and A League of Their Own honors that tradition.

In the movie, sisters Dottie and Kitt (Geena Davis and Lori Petty) are recruited — by a sarcastic Jon Lovitz, no less — to try out for the All-American Girls Baseball League. The sisters are soon teamed up on the Rockford Peaches, along with co-stars Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell and a washed-up manager, Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks). The league’s priorities are a little questionable — are they looking for athletes or pin-ups? — but the camaraderie of the girls pulls the Peaches together, swing after swing.

What’s in store for tomorrow? Check back for a high-adventure tale about a man and his companion as they struggle to survive in harsh conditions. And you can track the latest additions to our Holiday lineup with the Hulu for the Holidays widget.

Hulu’s Diamond Gal,
Rebecca

Editor

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