They're the members of the All-American League, they come from cities near and far … and they're back together!
The Rockford Peaches are at it again!
The fictional women's baseball team from "A League of Their Own" reunited at the annual Bentonville Film Festival on May 8, nearly 25 years after their hit movie landed in theaters. These girls look like they would still go to bat for old Jimmy Duggan.
At the reunion, several of the film's stars gathered around the pitcher's mound at Arkansas' Arvest Ballpark in Peach's baseball hats and commemorative t-shirts.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette said movie's star Geena Davis, who portrayed Dottie Hinson, watched her former castmates - Patti Pelton (Marbleann Wilkenson), Freddie Simpson (Ellen Sue Gotlander), Megan Cavanaugh (Marla Hooch), Anne Ramsay (Helen Haley) and Tracy Reiner (Betty Spaghetti) - play in a special softball game against former professional athletes like soccer star Cobi Jones.
The girls felt right at home.
"It's 20 years later and we're still playing," Patti said. "It's great to be here. It's a gift that keeps on giving."
"A League of Their Own" depicted an all-female baseball league in the Midwest, based on the actual All-American Girls Professional Baseball League of the 1940s. The league was put together so the public could still watch sports while most men were overseas fighting in WWII.
The film was an instant classic, giving us lines like: "there's no crying in baseball," "Let's make like a bread truck and haul buns ladies," and so many more.
The Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Geena in 2015, champions women and "diverse voices in media," its website says. Last year's festival was attended by another well known star of the film, Rosie O'Donnell, who was Madonna's best friend in the film.
Festival winners are guaranteed distribution in AMC theaters and on television channels Starz and Lifetime.
The women who perfected the "dirt in the skirt" will always hold a place in our hearts.