COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The real-life inspirations for the film “A League of Their Own” are taking a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of their reunion being held in central New York.
The former players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League will be in Cooperstown Friday to sign autographs. The women, now in their 70s and 80s, have scheduled an exhibition softball game at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse on Saturday.
The league was formed during World War II as many minor league and major league players were entering the armed services. It was disbanded in the early 1950s.
Their story was told in the 1992 film starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell.