Washington Park Summer Cinema Series Screens 'A League of Their Own'

There's no crying in baseball

click to enlarge Geena Davis and Lori Petty in "A League of Their Own" - Photo: YouTube
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Geena Davis and Lori Petty in "A League of Their Own"

When World War II threatens the survival of Major League Baseball — aka all the dudes are going to fight overseas — Chicago Cubs owner Walter Harvey has the bright idea of making a women’s baseball league. A League of Their Own is a fictionalized version of the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, following the Rockford Peaches — a real team that just celebrated its 75th anniversary. The on-screen version of the Peaches features Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell and more, with coach Tom Hanks. Directed by Penny Marshall, this film spawned the quote, “There’s no crying in baseball,” and some excellent Halloween costumes.

9 p.m. Wednesday. Free admission. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org

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