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What The Cast Of A League Of Their Own Looks Like Today

One of the most widely beloved sports movies of the '90s, A League of Their Own dramatized the true story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League formed during World War II. Some of the movie's stars have gone on to have prolific film careers, while others have stepped back from the limelight. Let's take a look at what the Rockford Peaches and the rest of the cast are up to today.

Geena Davis - Dottie Hinson

As the star of A League of Their Own, Geena Davis played Dottie Hinson, star player of the Rockford Peaches. Debra Winger was originally cast in the part, but she later dropped out, paving the way for Davis to take the lead in one of Hollywood's most celebrated baseball movies.

Since starring in A League of Their Own, Davis has continued a long and successful career in Hollywood. Recent projects include a lead role in Fox's The Exorcist television series and the 2017 sci-fi film Marjorie Prime. In 2015, Davis founded the Bentonville Film Festival, which accepts entries that feature minorities and women in the cast and crew. At the festival's 2017 edition, she hosted a softball game celebrating the 25th anniversary of A League of Their Own that brought together much of the original cast, along with real Rockford Peaches alumni.

Tom Hanks - Jimmy Dugan

Tom Hanks played Jimmy Dugan, the washed-up baseball star and Rockford Peaches manager who could usually be found nursing his bum knee or a bottle of booze. Eventually, the skill of the female ballplayers on his team brought Jimmy out of his funk, and he put his all into coaching them to the AAGPBL World Series. While it's perhaps not his most famous role, Hanks delivered a great performance and some terrific lines, including the memorable "there's no crying in baseball!"

Following A League of Their Own, Hanks' star continued to rise, with back-to-back Academy Awards in 1993 and 1994 for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He continued to score hits with the Toy Story franchise, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, and Cloud Atlas. Most recently Hanks starred in the biographical drama Sully in 2016 and appeared opposite Emma Watson in the technological thriller The Circle in 2017. In 2016, Hanks was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor.

Lori Petty - Kit Keller

Lori Petty played Kit Keller, younger sister to Geena Davis' character in A League of Their Own. In the shadow of the gorgeous and talented Dottie, Kit had to struggle with her desire to get out of small-town Oregon—and also make her own path apart from her sister. Eventually, Kit was traded to the Racine Belles, setting up a showdown between the siblings when their teams met again.

While Petty is perhaps best remembered for her appearance in A League of Their Own, that wasn't the end of her Hollywood story. She's gone on to appear in dozens of films, including the title role in 1995's Tank Girl, and television shows such as Lush Life and House. More recently, Petty has played the role of paranoid-schizophrenic inmate Lolly Whitehill in Orange Is the New Black since 2014.

Madonna - Mae Mordabito

Singer and actress Madonna made one of her periodic detours into film as "All the Way" Mae Mordabito, center fielder for the Rockford Peaches and best friend of Doris Murphy, played by Rosie O'Donnell. Previously a "taxi dancer" at Murphy's father's dance hall, Mordabito is determined to not go back to her old job and wants to stick with baseball as long as she can.

Following her role in A League of Their Own, Madonna continued to put her acting abilities to the test in films like Die Another Day and Evita—a role which would earn her a Golden Globe Award in 1997. She's also put out eight full-length albums since the film, including 2015's Rebel Heart, which Rolling Stone called her "finest album in a decade." Madonna launched an 82-show worldwide tour in support of the album.

Rosie O'Donnell - Doris Murphy

Much like her regular public persona, Rosie O'Donnell's character—Doris Murphy—is a jokester at times, abrasive at others. Doris played third base for the Rockford Peaches, and could usually be relied on to loudly encourage her teammates on the field. Not only is Murphy's bond with Madonna's character Mae obvious onscreen, but the pair have continued their friendship in real life for the last 25 years.

After A League of Their Own, Rosie scored her own talk show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, which she hosted from 1996 to 2002. She's also twice served as a moderator on the popular daytime talk show The View. She hasn't neglected her acting career, however; O'Donnell provided the voice of Terk in the Tarzan animated Disney movie, and has appeared on television shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Empire. In 2017, she appeared in When We Rise, an ABC miniseries about LGBTQ+ rights.

Anne Ramsay - Helen Haley

Anne Ramsay played Helen "Coffee" Haley, a first baseman also known for her extraordinary coffee-making abilities. You might also remember Helen as the Rockford Peach who bonded with Shirley Baker on tryout day, assisting her illiterate teammate with finding her name on the final rosters.

Since 1992, Ramsay has continued her acting career with lots of television and movie roles. She starred on the long-running TV series Mad About You, and has also been seen in recurring parts in other shows like Six Feet Under, Dexter, Hawthorne, and Hart of Dixie. In the 2014 horror movie The Taking of Deborah Logan, Ramsay played the title character's daughter, Sarah.

Megan Cavanagh - Marla Hooch

Megan Cavanaugh made her film debut in A League of Their Own, playing the Peaches' awkward but extremely talented second baseman Marla Hooch. Cavanaugh provides one of the standout supporting parts of the movie, and her character transforms into a confident young woman who eventually marries a man she serenaded at a bar during a night out with her teammates.

Cavanaugh has continued acting, appearing in the short-lived A League of Their Own spinoff television series as well as movies like Robin Hood: Men In Tights and Junior. Cavanaugh is also a talented voiceover artist, and has provided the voice for animated roles in Jimmy Neutron and The Mighty B! as well as for video games including EverQuest II, Hitman: Absolution, and Star Trek.

Tracy Reiner - Betty Horn

As Betty "Spaghetti" Horn, left-fielder and relief pitcher for the Peaches, Tracy Reiner figures into one of the most heartbreaking scenes of the film when manager Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) is forced to break the news of her husband's death in the war to her right before a game. Like Megan Cavanaugh, Reiner would reprise her role as Betty in the A League of Their Own TV spinoff.

The daughter of actress and filmmaker Penny Marshall (who directed A League of Their Own) and Rob Reiner, Tracy continued acting sporadically throughout the '90s and 2000s. She appeared in Apollo 13, That Thing You Do!, and The Princess Diaries later in her career. More recently, she served as an executive producer on the documentary Rodman, about NBA star Dennis Rodman, which is directed by her mother and scheduled for release in October 2017.

Renée Coleman - Alice Gaspers

Renée Coleman played left and center-fielder Alice "Skeeter" Gaspers for the Rockford Peaches—a character was known for her belief in superstitions like crossing her fingers as the team bus passed a graveyard, or refusing to change her socks while the Peaches were on a winning streak. While Dugan wasn't impressed with the stinky socks, he did put Alice in as the backup catcher after their star player Dottie Hinson left the team right before the World Series.

Coleman landed a few more roles following her performance in A League of Their Own. She appeared in several episodes of Quantum Leap from 1992-1993 as Alia, the "evil leaper." Her last acting credit came in the 1996 Swiss romance Waiting for Michelangelo, after which she went back to school and received a doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in psychology. Today she runs her own psychotherapy practice in California.

Bitty Schram - Evelyn Gardner

Bitty Schram played the sweet (and sometimes clumsy) right fielder for the Rockford Peaches, Evelyn Gardner. Evelyn finds herself on the receiving end of manager Jimmy Dugan's rants more than once, including the famous "there's no crying in baseball!" outburst. She also has to contend with keeping an eye on her rambunctious son Stillwell during the games.

Following her appearance in A League of Their Own, Schram continued to act, with her biggest role to date as Sharona, a registered nurse and personal assistant to the title character on the USA crime dramedy Monk. Following a long hiatus from Hollywood, Schram returned to film in 2016 with her part as a police officer in the dark comedy Moments of Clarity.

Fredda 'Freddie' Simpson - Ellen Sue Gotlander

Fredda Simpson, a former volleyball and softball all-star, got a big break in her budding acting career when she was cast as Rockford Peaches shortstop and pitcher Ellen Sue Gotlander. A former Georgia pageant winner, Gotlander filled in at the pitcher's mound after Kit Keller was traded to the Racine Belles.

Following her appearance in the film, Simpson briefly returned to the role in the short-lived spinoff series, but retired from acting not long after her last role in 2002. According to Simpson, who'd just had a daughter at the time, she wanted to focus on her family. These days, she's an acupuncturist and teaches yoga from her studio in Virginia; sadly, Simpson and her daughter lost their house and all of their possessions in an early-morning fire in February 2017. 

Simpson's quick thinking likely saved her and her daughter's lives as they escaped from an upper-level deck using a rope made from bedsheets. A fundraiser campaign has been created to help them recover and pay for Simpson's medical expenses, as she fractured her spine in the descent.

Ann Cusack - Shirley Baker

Ann Cusack, elder sister of John and Joan Cusack, played left fielder Shirley Baker in A League of Their Own. Shirley can't read, and has a tearful moment on tryout day as she attempts to find her name on the team rosters until Helen (Anne Ramsay) comes to her aid. Later in the film, Madonna's character teaches Shirley how to read on their tour bus with the help of some risqué novels.

Cusack has had a long and successful Hollywood career since, appearing in Multiplicity, Maggie, Charmed, Private Practice, Nightcrawler, and Castle. She also co-starred alongside Lori Petty in the 1995 film Tank Girl. Cusack's most recent projects include appearances in the 2016 Tom Hanks film Sully, as well as spots on Better Call Saul and Tycoon.

Jon Lovitz - Ernie Capadino

Jon Lovitz makes his appearance early in the film as AAGPBL talent scout Ernie Capadino, who spots Dottie Hinson and her sister Kit playing in a local amateur league near their Oregon home. The brash Capadino delivers some of the best one-liners in the film before depositing Dottie, Kit, and Marla Hooch in Chicago for their tryouts.

Comedian and actor Lovitz has had no problem finding roles since, and has appeared in dozens of films and television shows over the intervening years. He starred in High School High, had recurring roles in NewsRadio and Mr. Box Office, and provided voiceover work for Hotel Transylvania and its sequel. His most recent projects include a role in Adam Sandler's 2017 Netflix original comedy film Sandy Wexler.