The girls of “A League of Their Own” are now collecting Social Security and left their playing days in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League behind, but the group of female athletes are set to hold a reunion Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the film inspired by their story.
“A League of Their Own,” starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna, told the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which was formed to fill the void left by Major League Baseball during World War II, when many MLB players went off to fight the war.
The girls of the league, who are now in their 70s and 80s, are scheduled to reunite Saturday in Syracuse, according to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League website.
As part of the reunion, the women will commiserate at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and take part in a game with the AAA Syracuse Chiefs.
If “A League of Their Own” touched your heart, you can get up close and personal with the real girls, who will be signing autographs at Cooperstown, according to the Associated Press.
In addition, you can stay at the same hotel as the women, with special rates, according to the AAGPBL’s website.
”This is a once in a life-time opportunity to meet these legendary ladies and hear exciting stories from the gals who made the True Story [sic of ‘A League of Their Own,’” the website says.
The reunion is being held 20 years after the release of “A League of Their Own.” The Blu-ray addition of the film is set to hit stores in about four weeks with a release date of Oct. 16, according to blu-ray.com.