Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 5:05 AM ET

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National Audio 5:05 AM ET

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NAT033 - (ENT-Rockford-Peaches-Anniversary) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-10s. The northern Illinois city whose women's baseball team was immortalized in the film "A League of Their Own" is celebrating the team's 75th anniversary. The 1992 film starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis focused on the Rockford Peaches and the launch of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the Second World War. The city of Rockford is planning a series of celebratory events starting on May 30th, the anniversary of the league's first games. Events will include an exhibition game and an outdoor screening of the movie. Here's a quote from Tom Hanks' character Jimmy Dugan in "A League of Their Own." ("..no crying in baseball. …

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