A League of Their Own

This 1992 movie is filled with familiar faces, funny moments, and great lines. Starting Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnel, and Geena Davis, it is a fun flick with some high points is spectacular.

One of my favorite characters in the movie is Ernie Capadino, played by Jon Lovitz. Ernie is a recruiter looking for women to play professional ball during World War II. His best line (and he had many) is delivered when he first meets two sisters in the barn. They are milking cows, pulling on the teets to get the milk.

Lovitz: “Ow, doesn’t that hurt them?”

Davis: “Doesn’t seem to.”

Lovitz: “Well it’d bruise the hell out of me!”

Penny Marshall (Lavern & Shirley) directs the film. Some of her friends from the TV sitcom find their way into the picture, including Eddie Mekka, better known as Carmine “The Big Ragoo” Ragusa. He is one of the dancers in the bar, Suds Buckets.

We also find David L. Lander (Squiggy) as a sports caster. However, he is not listed in the credits.

Credited but without any speaking part, you will enjoy Tea Leoni, the first basewoman for Racine. She is my favorite performer in the entire movie.

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