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9 baseball films to watch throughout the season

Published: Thursday, April 12 2012 5:45 p.m. MDT

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"A League of Their Own" celebrates the women who have played and loved our national pastime as much as the next guy.

Director Penny Marshall brought attention to the All American Girls Professional Baseball League — a league that filled the void in baseball during the 1940s when most Major League Baseball players were sent to fight in World War II.

Tom Hanks plays "Jimmy Dugan," a washed-up player who coaches the Rockford Peaches, a team of women groomed to be eye candy as well as ballplayers.

Rated PG, this film gets its charm from an ensemble of talented actors who put an important piece of baseball's history, as well as America's history, into the spotlight.
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