The Peaches Are Pitching Again: Geena Davis and A League of Their Own Cast Reunite for Bentonville Film Festival
There’s no crying in baseball – unless, of course, they’re tears of joy.
The fictional Rockford Peaches of 1992 hit A League of Their Own reunited at the second annual Bentonville Film Festival on Sunday, gathering around the pitcher’s mound at Arkansas’ Arvest Ballpark nearly 25 years after the film’s debut.
The movie’s star Geena Davis, who portrayed Dottie Hinson, watched her former castmates – Patti Pelton (Marbleann Wilkenson), Freddie Simpson (Ellen Sue Gotlander), Megan Cavanaugh (Marla Hooch), Anne Ramsay (Helen Haley) and Tracy Reiner (Betty Spaghetti) – play in a special softball game against former professional athletes like soccer star Cobi Jones, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
“It’s 20 years later and we’re still playing,” Pelton told the Democrat-Gazette. “It’s great to be here. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.”
A League of Their Own, which also starred Tom Hanks and Madonna, depicted an all-female baseball league in the Midwest, based on the actual All-American Girls Professional Baseball League of the 1940s.
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The Bentonville Film Festival was co-founded by Davis in 2015 and champions women and “diverse voices in media,” according to its website.
Festival winners are guaranteed distribution in AMC theaters and on television channels Starz and Lifetime.
Last year’s softball game drew other A League of Their Own star – Rosie O’Donnell.