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  • JeepingBaseball
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    Folks... come on....

    it was a Hollywood movie.

    Of course every aspect was exaggerated for entertainment purposes but the theory behind it is and always was true... women took the place of the men during the war, including baseball. Other than that, the rest is Hollywood glamor.

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  • chittybang
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    Ball in hand for drama to let sister win?

    Originally posted by captlid View Post
    Does anyone know if the screenwriter's or movie directors "purposely" had geena davis hold the ball in her barehand while blocking homeplate when kit knocked her into the backstop during the 7th game of the world series? If yes, probably done to show as a dramatic moment and little Sis triumphing over big Sis.

    Saw the movie the first time at the age of 16 and was livid that she held the ball in her barehand outside of her mitt while blocking the plate. Unless I am wrong and mitts in those days had to be used like that cause they dont wrap around the ball the way modern designs do. Any old school catcher's in the house can answer my question? :o
    I think it was more for dramatic purposes. I have also always believed that she wanted her little sister to win. She could have been holding the ball in her hand on purpose to make it more likely she would drop it?

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  • captlid
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    Stupid question

    Does anyone know if the screenwriter's or movie directors "purposely" had geena davis hold the ball in her barehand while blocking homeplate when kit knocked her into the backstop during the 7th game of the world series? If yes, probably done to show as a dramatic moment and little Sis triumphing over big Sis.

    Saw the movie the first time at the age of 16 and was livid that she held the ball in her barehand outside of her mitt while blocking the plate. Unless I am wrong and mitts in those days had to be used like that cause they dont wrap around the ball the way modern designs do. Any old school catcher's in the house can answer my question? :o

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  • carol sheldon
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    Originally posted by SoxSon View Post
    I can't speak on his interactions with women, but I thought Foxx was well-known for his drinking?
    I know he drank but he was never drunk around the women and certainly not at their games.

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  • csheldon25
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    Foxx

    Originally posted by SoxSon
    I can't speak on his interactions with women, but I thought Foxx was well-known for his drinking?
    This info was given to me first hand by women in the league. He did not drink around the women while he was coaching.

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    I have spoken with someone who recently received his Master's Degree in film, and he said that writers write screen plays, then the producers and directors get a hold of them and they rarely turn out how the writers intended them to be. He said they change so much of them and that writers are seen as the bottom of the barrel. Knowing this, it doesn't surprise me at all that so much of the movie is fictitious and that there are many inconsistencies with the actual facts of what took place.

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  • 5LilPlayers
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    Originally posted by SoxSon
    I can't speak on his interactions with women, but I thought Foxx was well-known for his drinking?
    Whether any of the managers were drunks or not is more left up to the imagination. All the players ever stated was that they didn't show up on the field drunk. So, if they were, they at least sobered up enough fo the games.

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  • runningshoes
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    Phillip K. Wrigley never attended a single game.

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  • Bill Burgess
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    Originally posted by 2 4 1
    Dottie "Kammie" Kamenshek was a first baseman for the Rockford Peaches, one of the best players ever in the League. She had nothing to do with "Dottie Hinson" in the movie. Nothing to do with "Helen", the Peaches 1st baseman in the movie, either. Kammie is the AAGPBL player referred to as the "female Ted Williams".
    Wow! Thanks a lot. Good research. Give us more!

    Bill

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  • 2 4 1
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    Originally posted by tmorss9
    Geena Davis' charachter was based on Dottie Kamensky, who I believe was also a catcher.
    Dottie "Kammie" Kamenshek was a first baseman for the Rockford Peaches, one of the best players ever in the League. She had nothing to do with "Dottie Hinson" in the movie. Nothing to do with "Helen", the Peaches 1st baseman in the movie, either. Kammie is the AAGPBL player referred to as the "female Ted Williams".

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  • 2 4 1
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    Originally posted by [email protected]
    "All the characters were fictional, of course."


    Were some of the characters composites? Geena Davis' character, "Dotty", did have a character named Dorothy in the real league. I think she was a first basemen who hit a lot of homers, but I could be wrong.

    Anyone clarify for me?

    Bill Burgess
    ALL of the characters are composites. There are MANY Dorothy/Dotties in the League.

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  • redbuck
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    It's pretty cool now because you can still go to the ballparks where they filmed the movie. The Peaches' ballpark is somewhere in Georgia I think. But the Racine team's park is in Evansville, Indiana and all the logos and signs used in the movie are still there. If you're on a trip through southern Indiana, it's worth a stop.

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  • SoxSon
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    Here's an interesting article discussing some of the finer points of the film:
    http://espn.go.com/page2/s/closer/020511.html

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  • SoxSon
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    Originally posted by carol sheldon
    Male managers did not go in the locker room and Jimmie Foxx was not a drunk and he a complete gentleman with the women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't speak on his interactions with women, but I thought Foxx was well-known for his drinking?

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  • carol sheldon
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    Truths

    Male managers did not go in the locker room and Jimmie Foxx was not a drunk and he a complete gentleman with the women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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