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A League Of Their Own serves up a whole new crop of Peaches

When A League Of Their Own hit theaters in 1992, it was a breath of fresh, Cracker-Jack-scented air for female viewers everywhere who had spent their lives being told they were “too much.” Lowell Ganz and the late, great Penny Marshall delivered a film that was simultaneously a feel-good crowd-pleaser, rip-roaring sports drama, and classic ensemble comedy. But it was also an emotionally resonant drama about headstrong women getting their shot at the (literal) big leagues in an era when they’d otherwise have been confined to the kitchen or secretarial pool.

Prime Video Watch Guide | A League of Their Own

Three decades later, Prime Video is returning to 1943 Rockford, Illinois, with this winning series adaptationLike the movie, it follows the members of the Rockford Peaches, a real-life team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, a short-lived organization that was founded during World War II to keep the national pastime alive while many male players were off fighting overseas.

Co-created by Abbi Jacobson (Broad City)—who also stars—and Will Graham (Mozart In The Jungle), the new League follows the team through its first season. But don’t expect facsimiles of Geena Davis, Lori Petty, and Tom Hanks’ iconic characters. This is a whole different crop of Peaches. And since times have (thankfully) changed since the film premiered, the series doesn’t shy away from exploring the racism that was rampant in 1940s America, as well as the reality that a lot of these women who grew up honing their pitching arms instead of their baking skills were very, very queer.

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