The Cast of 'A League of Their Own' Reunited on the Field & It Was Everything

Geena Davis at Detonville Film Festival

As one of the many people who get their jollies from nostalgia, I can't help but love a good reunion. In fact, I spend much of my prayer time asking God (or the theater gods?) to reunite casts from all over the world of television and film -- and, while they didn't get back to me on all of my requests, they did make this one possible. Several cast members from A League of Their Own, including Geena Davis (!), got together on Mother's Day at the Bentonville Film Festival (which Davis co-founded to help give women in media a voice).

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Davis played the role of Dottie in the 1992 film, which loosely recounts the story of the Rockford Peaches -- one of the many All-American Girls Professional Baseball League teams that temporarily gained popularity while men were off fighting in World War II. 

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Geena Davis (and her fictional superstar player Dottie) was joined by her cast of teammates, 24 years after they first took the field: Tracy Reiner ("Betty Spaghetti" Horn), Anne Ramsay (Helen Haley), Freddie Simpson (Ellen Sue Gotlander), Megan Cavanaugh (Marla Hooch), and Patti Pelton (Marbleann Wilkenson).

Cast members from In A League of Their Own with Gina Casey, an original Peaches player kicking off the 2016 Reunion Game!

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Unfortunately, some of our favorites couldn't attend -- Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Lori Petty, and Tom Hanks couldn't make it to revive their beloved characters, but we have no doubts that their absence was felt. 

But what really made this moment special was that Gina Casey -- a real-life Rockford Peach -- joined the ladies for a game, throwing the first pitch. 

First Pitch by one of the Original Peaches, Gina Casey, and the game has begun!

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Looking back, this was one of the first movies I was exposed to that taught me the true meaning of what it is to be a woman -- the depth that comes with being a woman. You got to watch as these women fought to do something they loved and struggled to keep their families together, all the while teaching us that women really are capable of doing anything men do (if not better).  

I have absolutely no interest in sports, but this movie left me feeling inspired and ready to strike a few balls of my own (whether it be literally or metaphorically speaking).

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This was a sports film for the masses -- regardless of how much interest you may or may not have in America's favorite pastime. This film is the perfect balance of history, humor, and heroes sheroes -- the ultimate rendition of "Girl Power."

Home run! #BFFFestival

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As for those of you who've somehow neglected to see this classic, don't hesitate to watch, as it's currently streaming on Netflix -- making for the best-timed reunion ever and letting us live in our nostalgia for a little while longer. 


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