Essay On The New Kind Of Baseball

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The New Kind of Baseball
For the past one hundred years in the United States, the best American past time was baseball. A typical game day would include a dad and son going to a game and catching a foul ball. But what happens if a war breaks out and the dads and the players on the team are enlisting? Who will play? During World War II, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) was created. A movie called “A League of their Own” was based off of the AAGPBL. The director of the movie is somewhat accurate to what happened in the AAGPBL. The director of this movie was Penny Marshall (Barnes and Nobel). The producer of the film is Elliot Abbott and it was copyrighted on July 1st, 1992 (IMDb.com). The movie has three main characters. Tom Hanks plays Jimmy Dugan, Geena Davis plays Dottie Hinson, and Lori Petty plays Kit Keller. I really enjoyed this movie and I hope you might have some interest in it after you read this essay.
“A League of Their Own” is based off of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (Hanks, Davis and Petty). In the beginning of the movie, it starts out with two sisters, Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller, and they are playing baseball at a local baseball field. Dottie’s and Kit’s baseball team are only one run away from winning the game. Kit steps up to the bat but is struck out. Then Dottie comes up and hits a home run and wins the game. Everyone heckles Kit because her big sister had to win the game for the team. From this moment on, you can tell they Kit is always competing to be better than Dottie. A little bit later a scout comes to the dairy farm where the two work to see if Dottie will want to come and play in the baseball league. She doesn’t want to go but Kit ...

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... then going through her softball career and then ending up seeing her sister again when they are old. Penny, the director, did a good job of incorporating the personal lives of the players into the movie. I thought it was very emotional when Coach Dugan gave one of the players a death notice saying her husband died in the war. It helped make the movie a little bit more personal and real. I really enjoyed this movie and I could watch it any day of the weak.
“A League of Their Own” is a great movie that talks about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. It talks about the life of Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller. There are some true parts in the movie and some fake parts in the movie. I really enjoyed this movie because I can somewhat relate to the main characters. I hope after this essay, you are willing a great movie that has great life lessons.

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