YMMV / A League of Their Own

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Did Dottie drop the ball in that final play on purpose?
    • Word of God: No, she didn't. (If she did, she wouldn't have been giving tips on her sister's weaknesses.)
  • Awesome Moments:
    Jimmy: This is chickenshit, Dottie, if you want to go back to Oregon and make a hundred babies, great, I'm in no position to tell anyone how to live. But sneaking out like this, quitting, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that.
    Dottie: It just got too hard.
    Jimmy: It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.
    • Dottie doing the splits to catch a ball, impressing everyone and especially the newsmen who'd been sitting bored on the sidelines up until then. The Rancine catcher reluctantly tells her coach that she "can't do that", to which he responds with a flabbergasted, "Who can?"
  • Base-Breaking Character: Kit. Some people see her as a Passionate Sports Girl and sympathethic unfavorite who overcame being Overshadowed by Awesome, others see her as a whiny, bratty, hostile Ungrateful Bastard 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.
  • Comedy Ghetto: The trailer makes it out to be more of a comedic film when it really isn't.
  • Ending Fatigue: The epilogue is both a CMOH and a Tear Jerker, but it does come off as Padding, especially since it's pretty lengthy.
  • Fridge Brilliance: It may seem like Jimmy was just being nice to Evelyn by not venting at her again for missing the cut-off man, but in actuality, he was just being a manager. One of the jobs of a manager is to adjust his coaching to players on an individual basis, and venting at Evelyn wouldn't help her. You'll notice she gets the message, and at the climax, she hits the cutoff man perfectly.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Kit scores the winning run in the championship by knocking over Dottie who was blocking home plate. Twelve years after this movie, MLB instituted the controversial Posey Rule which prevents catchers from blocking the plate unless they possess the ball. However, Dottie had the ball long before Kit was even near the plate (heck, the relay was caught by the cutoff as Kit was rounding third, ignoring the coach's pleas to stop at third).
    • Jimmy's frustration over not being able to join the army is a bit harder to watch after seeing what happened with Tom Hanks in World War II.
  • Hollywood Homely: 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. Even the newsreel makes a point of this.
    Newsreel: And then there's [Dottie's] kid sister, Kit, who's as single as they come! Enough concentrated oomph for a whole carload of Hollywood starlets.
  • Internet Backdraft: Don't ask if Dottie threw the game or if Kit won legitimately. Just don't.
  • Memetic Mutation: "THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!"
  • One-Scene Wonder: When a foul ball goes into the segregated black section of a stadium, the woman who tosses it back hurls a mean pitch that impresses Dottie, but alas, the movie takes place four years before Jackie Robinson broke major league baseball's color barrier.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Sharona Fleming learns there's no crying in baseball.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Once you've seen the film and you know that Dottie tells her old teammate that Bob has died, her behavior in the beginning makes a lot more sense. It's clear that she's reluctant to attend the reunion, and her daughter is quite adamant that she go, because she's been depressed over the loss of her husband, which is fairly recent.