VIBE – Friday 11 December, 8.30pm
With the ranks of professional baseball depleted by players going off to war, in 1943 minor leagues were closing down and it was feared the majors might do the same. Thus was born the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Washed-up ballplayer Jimmy Dugan, who is hired to coach a team of athletic and driven young women including Dottie Hinson, the “baseball Dollie” with the Babe Ruth swing, and her younger sister Kit Keller. A comic look at the true story of these amazing young women who left their homes to become part of the league and revel in a skill they might once have been ashamed of, and made history in the process.
Starring Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks (You’ve Got Mail) and Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise).