The characters Mae Mordabito (Madonna) and Doris Murphy (Rosie O’Donnell) are two close friends from New York in the movie.
Director Penny Marshall was born in the Bronx. She also is a regular visitor to The Garden for Knicks games.
Penny’s dad, Garry Marshall, who plays Walter Harvery in the film, was born in New York City.
Rosie O’Donnell was born in Commack, Long Island. She is also a New York Jets fan.
Tom Hanks, who plays Jimmy Duggan, moved to New York in 1979 to pursue a career in acting.
Geena Davis, who plays Dottie Hinson, moved to New York in 1979 to become a model after graduating college.
Bill Pullman, who plays Bob Hinson, is from Hornell, New York and moved to the Big Apple to begin his acting career in the theater.
Madonna has played Madison Square Garden a multitude of times, including her last concert back on Nov. 12, 2012. After an eight-year residence in London, “The Material Girl” moved back to the Big Apple in 2013.
In the film, the players of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY when a new exhibit is dedicated in their honor.
With A League Of Their Own airing on MSG Networks this summer, we look back at the interesting cast of characters and how they’ve changed since the movie premiered in 1992. Don’t miss A League Of Their Own and the rest of the MSG At The Movies lineup all summer long!
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