30+ Best A League Of Their Own Quotes For Baseball Fans

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 12, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Feb 18, 2021
'A League Of Their Own' is a popular baseball film.

'A League Of Their Own' is an American sports comedy film.

It was released on 1 July 1992. The movie was directed by Penny Marshall and the production was carried out by Elliot Abbott and Robert Greenhut.

The story of 'A League Of Their Own' is based on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) in real life. It is a fictionalized account of the league.

Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel wrote the screenplay for the movie. The characters in the movie included Jimmy Dugan, Dorothy Dottie Hinson, Kit Keller, Mae Mordabito, Doris Murphy, Helen Haley, Ellen Sue Gotlander, Marla Hooch, Evelyn Gardner, Shirley Baker, and others.

The cast of 'A League Of Their Own' includes Geena Davis (Dottie Hinson), Tom Hanks (Jimmy Dugan), Madonna (Mae Mordabito), Lori Petty (Kit Keller), and Rosie O'Donnell (Doris Murphy). The story is set in 1988 when Dottie Hinson attends the opening of the AAGPBL.

She starts getting flashbacks of 1943 when World War II threatened to shut down Major League Baseball. Walter Harvey persuades his fellow players to start a women’s league. Ira Lowenstein is put in charge of the women’s league, and she sends Ernie Capadino to recruit players.

Capadino is impressed by Dottie’s game, however, Dottie Hinson is not interested in playing. Kit, Dottie Hinson’s sister, wants to play and somehow convinces her sister to play too.

Kit and Dottie Hinson leave for Harvey Field in Chicago and meet Mae Mordabito, Shirley Baker, Ellen Sue Gotlander, Betty "Spaghetti" Horn, Marla Hooch Evelyn Gardner, Doris Murphy, Helen Haley, and Alice "Skeeter" Gaspers there. All of them are selected to form the Rockford Peaches, managed by Jimmy Dugan.

The league does not attract much fame and publicity in the beginning. However, in  time, publicity campaigns lead to increasing fame for the game and more people are drawn to the ballgames.

The teammates of the Rockford Peaches develop a strong sisterhood among them off the field. A series of events take place and later Dottie Hinson leaves with her husband, Bob.

The flashback ends here and Dottie Hinson is brought to the present, where she is reunited with many players, including Kit. The story reveals that Jimmy Dugan, Evelyn, and Bob have died now.

Marla and Nelson have been married for more than 40 years, Kit has become a mother and a grandmother while Mae Mordabito and Doris Murphy are still best friends. In the end, the teammates of the Rockford Peaches pose for a group photo while singing Evelyn’s team song in a beautiful end to the film.

This article has a list of quotes said by all the characters, like quotes by Doris Murphy, quotes by the manager Ira, quotes by Jimmy Dugan, quotes by Kit, quotes said by Mae Mordabito, and quotes by Dottie Hinson. You can share these quotes or sayings with your friends also to remind them of the movie.

These quotes are perfect to get a glimpse of the story of the movie.

If you want to read quotes from movies, then check out these Tom Hanks quotes and these '90s quotes from movies too, but for now, enjoy these baseball movie quotes that are full of girl power!

Doris Murphy Quotes From 'A League Of Their Own'

Doris Murphy was best friends with Mae Mordabito. She was a former bouncer and covered third base for Rockford Peaches. A list of a few 'A League Of Their Own' quotes said by Doris Murphy is given below. Which of these quotes from 'A League Of Their Own' inspires you to try your hand at a game of baseball?

1. “Yeah, what do you think we are? Baseball players or ballerinas?”

- Doris Murphy.

2. “They always made me feel wrong, like I was some sort of a weird girl or a strange girl or not even a girl, just because I could play. I believed them, too, you know? But not anymore. I mean, look, there’s a lot of us. I think we’re all all right.”

- Doris Murphy.

3. “Mae! Mae! Don't use my bat! Use Marla's. It's heavier.”

- Doris Murphy.

4. “What? Took me about a year. Not counting them two months I was in the hospital, though. Bat hit me right in the head. Bam!”

- Doris Murphy.

5. “Ohh! I don’t know why you get dressed at all.”

- Doris Murphy.

Mae Mordabito Quotes From 'A League Of Their Own'

All the way, Mae Mordabito’s character is played by Madonna. The character of Mae Mordabito was inspired by Faye Dancer. The real-life Faye Dancer sadly passed away on 22 May 2002. Mae Mordabito was an ex-taxi driver, who played center field. Some of the quotes about baseball from the movie by Mae Mordabito are given below.

6. “Evelyn. Evelyn. I'm sorry but I have to kill your son.”

- Mae Mordabito.

7. “You know, they got over 100 girls, so, um, some of you are gonna have to go home.”

- Mae Mordabito.

8. “Oh, what the difference does it make? She’s reading, okay? That’s the important thing. Now go away, go, shoo, shoo. Go ahead, Shirley, you’re doing good.”

- Mae Mordabito.

9. “And what am I supposed to do, huh? Go back to taxi dancin’? Ten cents so some slob can sweat gin all over me? I’m never doin’ that again!”

- Mae Morbadito.

10. “I don’t plan on wearing it that long.”

- Mae Morbadito.

Jimmy Dugan Quotes From 'A League Of Their Own'

Jimmy Dugan’s role is played by Tom Hanks. Jimmy Dugan is the manager of the Rockford Peaches.

In the beginning, Jimmy Dugan does not want to manage the team but when the team starts being successful, Jimmy Dugan starts to take his role seriously and manages the team responsibly. Tom Hanks is known for both his comedy and dramatic roles, he is an actor, comedian, and filmmaker.

Tom Hanks has won many awards during his lifetime. Given below are some Tom Hanks quotes and baseball quotes by Jimmy Dugan. This list also has the very famous "the hard is what makes it great" quote by Jimmy Dugan.

This is Tom Hank's most famous line from 'A League Of Their Own'. Enjoy!

11. “Something important has just happened. I was in the toilet reading my contract, and it turns out I get a bonus when we get to the World Series. So, let’s play hard, let’s play smart. Use your heads!”

- Jimmy Dugan.

12. “Dottie, if you want to go back to Oregon and make a hundred babies, great, I'm in no position to tell anyone how to live. But sneaking out like this, quitting, you'll regret it for the rest of your life.”

- Jimmy Dugan.

13. “It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.”

- Jimmy Dugan.

14. “Well I was just wonderin' why you would throw home when we got a two-run lead. You let the tying run get on second base and we lost the lead because of you. Start using your head. ”

- Jimmy Dugan.

15. “You stink, you're lousy, you're only the best player in the league.”

- Jimmy Dugan.

16. “Why would I wanna drink? I’m a goddamn Peach! [Hits a ground ball] Ah, double play! Now I’m hitting like a girl.”

- Jimmy Dugan.

17. “It was made very clear to me what I’m supposed to do here. I smile, wave my little hat… I did that, so when do I get paid?”

- Jimmy Dugan.

18. “I, I gave away five years at the end my career to drink. Five years. And now there isn't anything I wouldn't give to get back any one day of it.”

- Jimmy Dugan.

19. "Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that.”

- Jimmy Dugan.

Popular 'A League Of Their Own' Movie Quotes

Given below are some famous and popular quotes from the movie 'A League Of Their Own', including the famous "are you crying?" quote.

It includes quotes from Dave Hooch, Jimmy Dugan, Ernie Capadino, and Kit. Kit is Dottie Hinson’s sister in the movie, and Kit’s role is played by Lori Petty. Check out these quotes on baseball from the movie, which is your favorite?

19. “I know my girl ain't so pretty as these girls, but that's my fault. I raised her like I would a boy. I didn't know any better. She loves to play. Don't make my little girl suffer because I messed up raising her.”

- Dave Hooch.

20. “Are you crying? There's no crying! There's no crying in baseball!”

- Jimmy Dugan.

21. “Come on, Dottie. You've got the whole rest of your life to hang around here. Never go anywhere, never do anything...”

- Kit Keller.

22. “You ever hear Dad introduce us to people? 'This is our daughter Dottie, and this is our other daughter, Dottie’s sister.' Should’ve just had you and bought a dog!”

- Kit Keller.

23. “I’m Ernie Capadino. I’m a baseball scout. I saw you playing today. Not bad, not bad. You ever heard of Walter Harvey, makes Harvey bars – you know, the candy?”

- Ernie Capadino.

24. “That’s the guy. He’s starting a girls’ baseball league, so he can make a buck while the boys are overseas. Wanna play?”

- Ernie Capadino.

Dottie Hinson Quotes From 'A League Of Their Own'

The character of Dottie Hinson in the movie was inspired by Dorothy “Kammie” Kamenshek, a real-life player of Rockford Pitches. Dottie Hinson’s character is played by Geena Davis.

In real life, Kammie was a left-handed baseman and outfielder, but Geena Davis’ character of Dottie Hinson is a right-handed catcher. Dorothy Kammie was one of the most feared hitters in the league and she played for 10 seasons. Geena Davis has won various awards for her acting, including a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award.

Some of the quotes on baseball or lines from 'A League Of Their Own' said by Dottie Hinson or Geena Davis on baseball are given below. Enjoy!

25. “I'll tell you what I'll miss. Well, I'll miss the girls. I'll miss you, Kit.”

- Dottie Hinson.

26. "I'm so sick of being blamed for every thing that's bothering you. I got you into this league... I didn't even want to be here."

- Dottie Hinson.

27. “Yeah. We feed them to the cows when they're constipated.”

- Dottie Hinson.

28. “She’s good. She’s very good. She’s a pitcher. She just didn’t pitch today because she pitched the day before.”

- Dottie Hinson.

29. “Yeah. It is only a game, Jimmy. It’s only a game, and, and, I don’t need this. I have Bob; I don’t need this. At all.”

- Dottie Hinson.

30. “Look, I’m married, I’m happy. That’s what I want, so let’s not confuse things.”

- Dottie Hinson.

Ira Lowenstein Quotes From 'A League Of Their Own'

Ira’s role is played by David Strathairn. He is the general manager of the league, and he gives the responsibility to recruit players for the women’s league to Ernie Capadino. Some of the quotes from the movie 'A League Of Their Own' said by Ira are listed below.

31. “If we paid you just a little bit more, Jimmy, could you be just a little more disgusting?”

- Ira Lowenstein.

32. “Jimmy, you have a bunch of great players here. If you just give them a chance...”

- Ira Lowenstein.

33. “This is what it’s going to be like in the factories, too, I suppose, isn’t it? 'The men are back, Rosie, turn in your rivets.' We told them it was their patriotic duty to get out of the kitchen and go to work; and now, when the men come back, we’ll send them back to the kitchen.”

- Ira Lowenstein.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy!

If you liked our suggestions for the best 'A League Of Their Own' quotes for baseball fans and movie fans alike, then why not take a look at these entertaining '80s movie quotes or these fantastic 'You've Got Mail' quotes for more great movie quotes to share with family and friends?

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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