Photo Flash: Real 'LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN' Players Celebrate 70th Anniversary & DVD Release
Mary Moore, the original second baseman for AAGPBL’s Battle Creek Belles, was busy in right center with three putouts and one assist as well as taking her turn at bat.
The movie’s actors, Megan Cavanagh (who played “Marla Hooch”) and Patti Pelton (“Marbleann Wilkenson”) attended the weekend events and festivities.
Mary (“Prattie”) Pratt, originally a pitcher for the Rockford Peaches, visited with Cavanagh, Coincidentally “Hooch” played for the Peaches in the movie.
A League of Their Own is based on the true story of the pioneering women who, in 1943, blazed the trail, both on the field and off, for generations of athletes to follow, including this year’s female Olympians whose Olympic medal count is the highest ever for women.
"[Director] Penny Marshall put us on the map. If it weren’t for the movie nobody would have known we existed,” said Betsy Jochum, 91, an outfielder/pitcher for the South Ben Blue Sox from 1943 to 1948.
Friday, AAGPBL members took a private tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, where they visited their own memorabilia, much of which is stored in the basement but was brought up for them to enjoy.
Katie Horstman, Jeneane Lesko
Megan Cavanaugh, Patti Pelton
Megan Cavanaugh, Mary Pratt