* ActorAllusion: Madonna is essentially playing a 1940s version of herself.
* BaseBreaker: Kit. Some people see her as a PassionateSportsGirl who overcame being OvershadowedByAwesome, others see her as a [[{{Wangst}} whiny]], bratty, hostile UngratefulBastard who didn't earn her place on the league and treated her sister with contempt even when Dottie did everything she could to make her happy.
** Dottie [[spoiler:possibly throwing the final game, given that while it gives Kit a win, it also screws over the rest of the Peaches.]]
* HollywoodHomely: Marla, who looks quite cute once she gets a makeover. Kit also, though she's the only person who seems to think this--the general opinion is that while not as beautiful as Dottie, she's still quite pretty.
* InternetBackdraft: Don't ask if [[spoiler: Dottie threw the game or if Kit won legitimately.]] Just don't.
* MemeticMutation: '''"THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!"'''
* {{Padding}}: A long, maudlin, entirely pointless epilogue with the elderly veterans of the AAGPBL forming for a reunion.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[{{Monk}} Sharona Fleming]] learns there's no crying in baseball.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: "I'm sorry, Betty."]]
** And Dottie in the scene immediately after. Having not heard from her husband in weeks, and that fresh in her mind, she breaks down fearing the worst. But then...

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