Something truly wonderful happened in Bentonville, Arkansas on Mother’s Day. Almost 25 years after director Penny Marshall’s fantastic period comedy, A League of Their Own hit theaters in July of 1992, six of the film’s principal cast members gathered together for a ball game at the Bentonville Film Festival, which was founded by actress Geena Davis in 2015. They even showed up dressed for the part, wearing hats and shirts modeled after the Rockford Peaches American Girls Professional Baseball League team they played for in the movie.
According to Us Weekly, Davis (Dottie Hinson) was joined by Tracy Reiner (Betty “Betty Spaghetti” Horn), Anne Ramsay (Helen Haley), Freddie Simpson (Ellen Sue Gotlander), Megan Cavanagh (Marla Hooch) and Patti Pelton (Marbleann Wilkenson). They posed for pictures and goofed off with the crowd during a small baseball game tied to the festival. The festival, which Davis co-founded with Trevor Drinkwater, is a “research based and commercial focused platform that proactively supports diverse storytellers” and “[champions] women and diverse voices in media.”
Rosie O’Donnell (Doris Murphy), Lori Petty (Kit Keller) and Madonna (Mae “All the Way” Mordabito) weren’t able to make it to the festivities. Neither did Tom Hanks, who played the Rockford Peaches’ washed-up, alcoholic coach, Jimmy Dugan. But that’s okay, because he was probably there in spirit.
For more photos, check out the former Rockford Peaches in action below. And yes, there’s a fantastic photo of Marla being Marla.