Who Said It? "A League of Their Own"



By: J.P. Naomi

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Batter up, hear that call! There's no crying allowed with this quiz! Challenge yourself now with the ultimate quiz on quotes from "A League of Their Own!"

"Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There's no crying! THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!"

Jimmy starts yelling at Evelyn, who has just thrown the ball from the outfield to home plate instead of 2nd base. She can't handle the stress and starts to cry, much to his disbelief.


"It is only a game, Jimmy. It's only a game, and, and, I don't need this. I have Bob. I don't need this"

When Dottie's husband, Bob, comes back from the war, she decides it's time to quit the league to go home and start a family. She is also fed up with her kid sister's drama.


"I like the high ones!"

Dottie always tells Kit to lay off the high ones because she will often strikeout from them. Kit always fights back, saying she likes them!


"You're gonna lose. You're gonna lose. You stink."

Stilwell Gardner was Evelyn's son. He was portrayed by actor Justin Scheller.


"Great game, Jimmy. I especially liked that move in the seventh inning when you scratched your balls for an hour."

Despite Ira's sarcasm, Jimmy replies, "Well, anything worth doing is worth doing right."


Back in Oregon, Kit and Dottie's mother yells to them, "Don't run, you'll scare the __________."

Kit was always finding ways to compete with Dottie, even if it was a competition of who could walk faster - which eventually turned into a running race.


"Batter up, hear that ______, the time has come for one and all to play ball!"

This was the opening line to the girls' theme song. It is heard several times throughout the film.


"Are you coming? See, how it works is, the train moves, not the station."

Ernie is portrayed by actor Jon Lovitz. He went to Oregon to recruit Dottie to the league, and Kit got a try-out as well.


In charm and beauty school the girls should move, "Gracefully and ______."

The girls move along, raising their arms and lowering their arms as they walk across the room to the instructor's repetitive direction, "Gracefully and grandly."


"Evelyn. Evelyn. I'm sorry but I have to kill your son!"

Mae Mordabito was portrayed by singer and actress, Madonna. She got quite annoyed at Stilwell throughout the film.


"My train leaves at eight o'clock. I've got ten minutes to pack."

Kit is upset because she has been traded to Racine. She starts to yell at Dottie and cuts it short because she has to get her things ready to leave.


"Did you promise the cows to write?"

Ernie pokes fun at Dottie and Kit who come from the countryside. He was taken aback by the sight of them milking cows when he first went to their home.


"Hi, my name's Mae, and that's more than a name, that's ________."

As the league comes together and opening day arrives, Mae introduces herself to the press with her natural charm.


"I'm singin' to Nelson, ain't I baby?"

Marla Hooch has a bit too much to drink when the girls go out on the town. She finds herself on stage singing to a one-man audience who becomes her future husband.


Jimmy to Ms. Cuthbert..."By the way, I loved you in ________."

Jimmy is drunk on the bus and kisses Ms. Cuthbert - much to his and her surprise. He then compares her to the wicked witch!


"What if at a key moment in the game my, my uniform bursts open and, uh, oops, my bosoms come flying out?"

Mae seems concerned that the required uniform is not the best design for playing baseball. However, she is really suggesting new ways for the league to gain attention!


"You go out, wave your cap, give the people a thrill."

Walter Harvey was portrayed by actor Garry Marshall. He was telling Jimmy his essential requirement as coach of the Peaches.


"Good rule of thumb: treat each of these girls as you would treat your mother."

Jimmy replies, "Did anyone ever tell you, you look like a penis with that little hat on?" He then gets thrown out of the game!


Dottie asks, "Where are you going?" and Mae replies, "A road house called the ___________."

The girls have a strict curfew but decide to poison Ms. Cuthbert so they can have a night out on the town.


The sportscaster announces the team, finishing with Marla..."And how about Marla Hooch. What a ______."

Marla's dad is present throughout the film. He didn't know how to raise a girl. He only knew how to teach her baseball.


To Mae, "Ohh, I don't know why you get dressed at all."

Mae is going out on a date and tells Doris that she doesn't plan on wearing it that long!


"I'm so sick of being blamed for everything that's bothering you. I got you into this league, Goddammit!"

Dottie is arguing with Kit, as always. Kit replies, "Then why are you still here!?" This eventually leads to Dottie's decision to go home.


"Hiya, cutie."

Bob returns home from war and surprises Dottie in her bedroom. These are the first words he speaks to her.


"_______ in the skirt, Mae! ______ in the skirt!"

"Dirt in the skirt" was the girls' code to slide. Mae slides into 3rd base and is safe.


Kit thanks Dottie for getting her into the league. Dottie replies, "You got yourself into the league. I just got you on the _______."

Upon leaving Oregon, the girls had to run to the train as it was leaving the station. Dottie helps throw the luggage onto the moving train, then helps lift Kit onto it.


"Has anybody seen my new red hat?"

In the middle of Dottie and Kit's argument in the house, Helen is getting ready for a date. Dottie replies, "Oh piss on your hat!"


Helen to Shirley..."This is you! You're with us! You're a __________!"

Shirley is the only girl left looking at the team postings after try-outs. Helen approaches her and asks if she can read, then helps her find her name on the team roster!


"Can we just hold each other for the rest of our lives?"

Dottie is thrilled to see her husband, Bob, back from war. She is in happy tears as they embrace and says this quote to him.


After Dottie hits a line drive towards Kit, the announcer says, "Well, bite my butt and call me ________! She nearly took her head off!"

The announcer was portrayed by actor Harry Shearer.


"It's the second time he dropped that Bible since she's been in."

Doris is concerned about Mae who has gone into the confessional at the church. She wonders what sins she could possibly be confessing!


"Hey, hey, hey, you guys, come on! How hard can it be to make a lineup? Come on!"

The girls are concerned they have no coach and no lineup. Dottie takes the lead, much to Doris and Mae's doubt. But they quickly warm up to Dottie's leadership.


"Yeah, I'm just going home, grab a shower and shave, give the wife a little pickle-tickle, and I'm on my way."

After making their way to try-outs, Kit is confused as to why Ernie is leaving. This quote was his response. He hates when the girls get attached!


"It gets really good after that. Look. The delivery boy walks in..."

Mae is helping to teach Shirley how to read, except that she's teaching her with a provocative book!


"Uh, Lord, hallowed be Thy name. May our feet be swift; may our bats be mighty; may our balls... be plentiful."

He continues the quote, "Lord, I'd just like to thank You for that waitress in South Bend. You know who she is - she kept calling Your name. And God, these are good girls, and they work hard. Just help them see it all the way through. OK, that's it."


"Take me home momma and put me to bed. I have seen enough to know I have seen too much."

"A League of Their Own" was released on July 1, 1992 and made more than $132 million at the box office. It was directed by Penny Marshall.


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