City Sundays A League of Their Own - New-York Historical Society



Date: 07/14/13
Hours: 2pm
Ages: All
Price: Free with museum admission.
Address:
170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
New York, NY 10024
www.nyhistory.org

Description: Free with Museum admission. Rated PG. 128 minutes. Too hot outside? Join us for this family classic while you kick back and enjoy some popcorn. One, two, three, strikes you're out! Not for the ladies in this story of the first professional female baseball league. During World War II, when much of the male population was in the trenches, the first all-women's baseball league was formed. Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) are sisters recruited to keep the sport alive. Their teammates range from a former dance hall hostess to a home run slugger to a jersey girl to a couple of farmer's daughters. After the film, learn more about other baseball firsts in the DiMenna Children's History Museum, like Esteban Bellán, the first Latin American to play professional baseball in the United States!