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When Penny Marshall knocked a classic out of the park, inspiring generations to come, in ‘A League of Their Own’

Geena Davis and Lori Petty star as Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller, the farm-raised sisters turned rival baseball phenoms who anchor the Golden Globe-nominated period dramedy. But a sprawling ensemble of talented women (Megan Cavanagh, Rosie O’Donnell, Ann Cusack, and Madonna among them) bring further vibrancy to the fictionalized ode honoring the talent, grit, and legacy of the female athletes who were recruited in real life by a chewing gum magnate to play hardball in skirts, on teams with names like the Rockford Peaches, Racine Belles, and the Grand Rapids Chicks, during WWII.