Cubs celebrate 30th anniversary of 'A League of their Own' with screening

Cubs celebrate 30th anniversary of 'A League of their Own' with screening


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CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs will host a celebration for the 30th anniversary of the baseball classic, “A League of Their Own,” at Wrigley Field and Gallagher Way Thursday, September 29. The celebration will include a pregame recognition on the field before the 1:20 p.m. CDT game against the Philadelphia Phillies featuring cast members from the acclaimed film and former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player Maybelle Blair. A film screening and Q&A discussion with cast members will take place at Gallagher Way following the game.

“A League of Their Own” is a 1992 film that tells a fictional account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the Rockford Peaches. Fans interested in watching the hit film are able to attend a free screening at Gallagher Way Thursday, September 29, at 7 p.m. CDT with the first 800 early arriving fans eligible to receive a limited-edition commemorative hat. Prior to the screening, fans can take part in a Q&A discussion at 6:30 p.m. CDT with cast members Megan Cavanagh, Ann Cusack, Patti Pelton, Anne Ramsay and Tracy Reiner.

13 members of the Lil Peaches, an all-girls youth baseball team in Rockford, Illinois, will be in attendance at the game, participating in a pregame clinic with Cubs minor league hitting coach Rachel Folden and professional baseball pitcher and outfielder Kelsie Whitmore.

Gameday Details, September 29:

Thursday, September 29, Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:20 p.m.

Promotion: The first 10,000 early arriving fans will receive “A League of Their Own” souvenir pin, available at all gates at Wrigley Field

Special recognition: Former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player Maybelle Blair and cast members from the film including Megan Cavanagh, Ann Cusack, Patti Pelton, Anne Ramsay and Tracy Reiner will be recognized on the field pregame

National anthem: Actress Ann Cusack who played Shirley Baker in “A League of Their Own”

First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Actress Tracy Reiner who played Betty Horn in “A League of Their Own”

Postgame: Q&A discussion with cast members followed by film screening at Gallagher Way; the first 800 early arriving fans will receive a limited-edition commemorative hat

Broadcast: Marquee Sports Network, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

To secure a ticket to the September 29 game, please visit www.cubs.com/tickets. No gameday tickets are required for the postgame Q&A discussion or film screening at Gallagher Way.

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