Why this Fourth of July you might want to watch a movie starring Tom Hanks …
Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own (1992)
“There’s no crying in baseball!” manager Jimmy Dugan famously tells his all-female team of players. But had it not been for the real all-women’s league that sprang up during World War II, many fans of baseball—the most American of sports—would’ve been weeping. This surprisingly affecting, heartfelt comedy shows that Hanks was much more than just a cinematic comic, and A League of Their Own marked one of his first ventures into historically themed movies.
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