Chicago Cubs: A League of Their Own
Another film that is based on a true story, A League of Their Own recalls a real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that existed in 1943 as the Second World War became a threat to Major League Baseball. The fact that there was even a professional baseball league for women during that era is both remarkable and revolutionary, considering that women today are typically put on paths to play softball rather than baseball.
For me personally, this movie hits home because I am a female enamored with baseball. Besides, I believe this story would hit home for many baseball fans as the disruption of the 1943 season due to World War II is similar to how the season is being disrupted in 2020 because of the coronavirus.
Plus, Tom Hanks stars in the film as the team’s manager, and COVID-19 personally impacted him. As he spoke about contracting the virus on Twitter, Hanks specifically sighted the movie when he recited this famous line, “there is no crying in baseball.” I don’t know about all of you, but this gave me all the more reason to rewatch this baseball classic. A League of Their Own is available on Amazon Prime and iTunes.
While I only discussed three movies, there are many other good ones out there. The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham and others could have made the cut as well. If you watch the three movies discussed, I recommend these movies as well. However, I hope that soon the coronavirus will calm down and be out of the way so people can resume normal activities and go back to their daily lives. Hopefully, baseball is underway soon.