‘League of Their Own’ women reunite in central NY
by Associated Press Wire
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This image provided by the National Baseball Hall of Fame shows Rockford Peaches' Dorothy Kamenshek. Kamenshek, who died May 17, 2010, was a star of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League who helped inspire the lead character in the movie "A League of their Own. " The real-life inspirations for the film "A League of Their Own" are taking a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, as part of their reunion being held in central New York. (AP Photo/National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown)
This image provided by the National Baseball Hall of Fame shows Rockford Peaches' Dorothy Kamenshek. Kamenshek, who died May 17, 2010, was a star of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League who helped inspire the lead character in the movie "A League of their Own. " The real-life inspirations for the film "A League of Their Own" are taking a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, as part of their reunion being held in central New York. (AP Photo/National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown)
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This Sept. 9, 1991 file photo, shows Madonna, right, signing autographs for members of the media during filming of "A League of Their Own" at Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind. (AP Photo/The Evansville Courier & Press)
This Sept. 9, 1991 file photo, shows Madonna, right, signing autographs for members of the media during filming of "A League of Their Own" at Bosse Field in Evansville, Ind. (AP Photo/The Evansville Courier & Press)
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The real-life inspirations for the film "A League of Their Own" are taking a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of their reunion being held in central New York.

The former players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League will be in Cooperstown Friday to sign autographs. The women, now in their 70s and 80s, have scheduled an exhibition softball game at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse on Saturday.

The league was formed during World War II as many minor league and major league players were entering the armed services. It was disbanded in the early 1950s.

Their story was told in the 1992 film starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell.

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